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How Defective Auto Parts Can Lead to Accidents

In California, there are many causes for auto accidents, and unfortunately, this can sometimes make it difficult to determine whether a defective auto part played a role in causing the accident. Poor weather conditions, deteriorated roads, driver error, heavy traffic, and a lack of vehicle maintenance can all contribute to the cause of an auto accident. When the accident was caused as a result of a defective auto part, however, it is important to establish liability to ensure fair compensation can be obtained. If you were injured in a car accident caused by a defective auto part, speaking to a well-versed auto accident attorney can be helpful. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help.

For many years, the auto accident litigators at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP have championed on behalf of those who have been injured as a result of another’s negligent or wrongful actions. With tenacity and vigor, the firm has successfully helped many clients obtain the compensation they need to pay for medical expenses, temporary and permanent disability, pain and suffering, and more. To schedule a complimentary consultation with the firm, consider completing the confidential contact form here.

Common Forms of Vehicle Defects

Based on data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, defective auto parts were the primary cause of roughly two percent of accidents surveyed, totaling more than 44,000 collisions. Although there are many types of manufacturing defects, vehicle defects can be categorized as follows:

  1. Design Defects – Design defects stem from the creation of the vehicle as a whole. The design of the vehicle could have been made in an unreasonably dangerous manner that even though it has been assembled accordingly, the vehicle is inherently dangerous.
  1. Manufacturing Defects – These defects occur while the vehicle is on the assembly line. Although the vehicle was designed properly, the method in which it was assembled has resulted in the vehicle becoming dangerous. Manufacturing defects can also include vehicles that have been assembled with subpar parts or defective materials.
  1. Warning Defects – These failures occur in the label warnings used to inform consumers of the risks and dangers associated with using the product, including information as to how serious injuries can be prevented. When the vehicle lacks proper warning labels, the vehicle maker can be held responsible for injuries caused by the inherent dangers of their product.

Defective Auto Parts That Can Lead to an Accident

Although there are many parts of a vehicle that could malfunction, some malfunctioning parts can lead to serious accidents. These can include, but are not limited to: A failure in the vehicle’s brake systems, Cruise control as well as other electrical system failures, Defects that cause tire de-treading or blowouts, and Parts of a vehicle that become loose while the vehicle is in operation.

Obtain the Compensation You Need With Proficient Legal Support

Auto accident cases involving part defects are difficult to pursue without the legal support of a well-experienced auto accident attorney. With proficient legal counsel, it is possible to hold all at-fault parties accountable for the damages caused by the accident.

Over the years, the personal injury attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP have advocated on behalf of clients who were seriously injured and suffered other damages as a result of the negligence of another party. If you or someone you love was seriously hurt as a result of a defective product in a motor vehicle, consider scheduling a no-obligation consultation with the dedicated attorneys at Milligan, Bewick, Levine & Knox, LLP today.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.