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How Can I Prove a Car Accident Happened Because of a Manufacturer’s Defect?

Posted on in Product Liability

Winnebago County auto defect attorneyA few years ago, a story made national news headlines when a family driving together in their car realized that the foot pedal was jammed in the floor mat. Tragically, the entire family died as the car accelerated unstoppably and crashed. Following an investigation, the manufacturer recalled nearly four million vehicles to replace the accelerator pedals. 

While the vast majority of car accidents are caused by human error, accidents involving manufacturer’s defects do happen and the results can be life-changing, if not deadly. Serious accidents can be caused by defective vehicle equipment and when these accidents result in catastrophic injury or death, it is important to hold the responsible party to account. If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash because of a defective automobile part, speak with a product injury attorney as soon as possible. 

Common Car Part Defects

While accidents involving defective car parts vary in intensity, causes, and outcomes, there are many common sources of manufacturer’s defects that can cause or worsen a crash. Some of the most common sources of defective car parts include: 

  • Airbags
  • Seat belts
  • Chassis defects
  • Rollover protection defects 
  • Child safety locks
  • Computer system failures
  • Defective tires and rims

When is a Manufacturer Responsible for a Car Crash? 

Although driving is by nature a risky endeavor, cars themselves cannot present unreasonable risks to users. Cars that have design or manufacturing defects caused by poor materials, a mistake in design, or a lack of comprehensive testing present users with risks they cannot be made aware of or take precautions against.

Even if a manufacturer’s defect made a car crash worse rather than causing it altogether, you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible. You may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, damage to your relationships, and more. A product liability attorney has the skills and tools to investigate our case and help you determine who is responsible for your injuries.  

Call a Winnebago County Defective Car Parts Attorney

When you get in your car, you need to be able to trust the companies who make your vehicle’s parts to give you high-quality materials to keep you safe. When these companies violate your trust, they put your life in danger. For help holding a manufacturer responsible for defective car parts, contact a Rockford product liability attorney at Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS. Together, we will examine your options and pursue justice. Call us now at 815-215-7561




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