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Automobile Defects

Greenville Product Liability Attorneys

We often take for granted that the vehicles we drive every day were built to satisfy safety standards. However, when auto manufacturers fail to follow those standards, the results can be devastating. If you’ve been injured by a defective automobile, you may have grounds to file a product liability claim.

Our team of product liability lawyers in Greenville has nearly 100 years of combined legal experience, and can help if you’ve been injured by a malfunctioning motor vehicle.

The Most Common Automobile Defects

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 30 million cars in 2017 were affected by recalls related to defective automotive parts. While this number does represent a significant decrease from previous years, there are still hundreds of new cases opened every day. Below are a few of the most common defect categories that may entitle you to legal action:

  • Failure to Warn Consumers: If there is a known issue, it is the responsibility of the company to either recall the affected parts or warn their customers of their potential dangers. Before you pursue a product liability claim, consider doing some research to see if other consumers have experienced the same issue.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Car companies are responsible for building vehicles that conform to the original design plans. If important safety features or parts like brakes fail to work when new, you may be entitled to sue the manufacturer.
  • Design Flaws: Sometimes, the defect lies at the design level. An example of this would be an airbag that explodes unprompted, or a tire that bursts while driving. In one high-profile example, the Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata used ammonium nitrate in all of their airbags, which was proven to cause explosions on impact. The resulting class action lawsuit came to a $1 billion settlement and constituted one of the largest recalls in US history.

Do any of these automobile defects apply to your case? If so, our team at Christian & Christian can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Automobile Defects?

While auto defects can alter lives forever, big companies and auto manufacturers are often unwilling to admit liability for the horrific injuries they cause. Even if the manufacturer isn’t to blame, there could be other companies in the sales pipeline that can be held accountable for the defect. In many cases, the auto dealership, the manufacturer of a specific part, or even the middleman who shipped the car can be liable for your injuries. Regardless of the defendant, you can rest assured that our experienced attorneys at Christina & Davis LLC will fight for you by carefully reviewing your claim and helping you to identify liability.

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