Car accidents aren’t always the fault of a single driver, nor are they always the fault of any driver. In some cases, preexisting problems with a car can cause accidents, injuries, and even death—and that raises the question of fault. Who is to blame for a defect-related car accident, and who should be held responsible for its financial implications? It is estimated that mechanical failure accounts for about 12-13% of motor vehicle accidents each year. While this isn't as high a percentage as distracted driving or other driver-error causes, it's still a significant amount.
What to Do if a Malfunction, Faulty Part, or Other Defect Causes a Car Accident
You may be able to file a product liability suit against an auto manufacturer if your accident or injuries occurred due to any of the following mechanical failure examples:
- Locked steering column
- Airbag failure to deploy
- Broken car seat
- Tire tread separation
- Seat belt failure
- Crushed roof
When Can I File a Defective Vehicle Lawsuit?
Even if your accident was not a direct result of a problem with your car, you may still be able to file a product liability suit against the car manufacturer and hold them accountable for your damages if a defect or other technical/structural failure contributed to additional or worse injuries. One of the best things you can do in the aftermath of a car accident is get in touch with a seasoned legal representative who can help you identify the cause of your accident and make the best steps forward.
Product Liability Attorneys Representing Injured Clients in Sedalia for 60+ Years
Our legal team at Kempton & Russell has been advocating for injured people for decades, and we don’t intend to quit anytime soon. That’s because we are committed to providing strong, effective representation for people like you in times of suffering and uncertainty. If you’ve been in a car accident and have been injured because of a vehicle malfunction, we can help.
Call (660) 722-4115 to speak with a member of our team today. You can also contact us online to tell us about your case, and one of our product liability lawyers will be in touch with you soon.