Car Accidents Caused by Vehicle Defects in Phoenix, AZ

manufacturer defects in cars are sometimes a collision’s root cause

Motor vehicle accidents are often caused by hazardous road conditions, reckless driving, or poor weather. However, manufacturer defects are sometimes a collision’s root cause. In recent years, manufacturing technology has advanced and safety measures have greatly improved. 

Nonetheless, the mass production of vehicles can ultimately result in some vehicles having parts or components that are faulty or defective in design or manufacturing. Additionally, a mechanic may incorrectly install a car part aftermarket.

When an accident occurs, it is vital to identify the negligent party, both for accountability and to file a claim with the right insurance company. If you have been injured, or a loved one has died in a car accident as a result of a manufacturing defect, you may have recourse available to you. An experienced personal injury lawyer can assess your case and advise you on how to proceed with your claim. 

We invite you to reach out to our team at Phillips Law Group to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis which means that we do not charge any out-of-pocket costs or attorney’s fees upfront. We only require payment if and when we recover compensation on your behalf, so working with us is risk-free. So don’t hesitate and please contact our personal injury lawyers today. You can call us or fill out our online form to speak with a member of our legal team.

Types of Deadly Vehicle Defects

Some types of defective parts or components in motor vehicles pose a greater risk of causing serious accidents resulting in severe injury or death than others. In some cases, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) will issue safety recalls regarding certain defective parts. 

Some types of deadly vehicle defects that receive recall notices are:

This is not an exhaustive list; there are additional types of defective vehicle parts and components. In some unfortunate cases, defective parts never receive a safety recall notice.

Understanding Product Liability Claims

Product liability cases are often very complex. Product liability claims are lawsuits that a victim can bring against a designer, manufacturer, or retailer for putting a defective or faulty product on the consumer market that causes injury or death. The injured party has the legal right to bring different types of product liability claims.

Defective design

If a vehicle part or component is defective, it may ultimately be due to the original, flawed design. A design defect could be in a single part or component or it could affect the entire structural integrity of the vehicle.

When a manufacturer or retailer places a defectively designed product onto the market, these companies may be liable if the design defect causes injury or fatalities.

Defective manufacturing

In some cases, there is no flaw in the design of the vehicle itself. However, at some point in the manufacturing process, a malfunction or error can compromise production, rendering at least some items unsafe to use.

An example of this would be if a seatbelt had a completely safe design, but at some point in the manufacturing process, a defect occurred that ultimately led to a serious injury or fatality in a car accident. In such an event, the manufacturer and the retailer of the defective vehicle part or component may be liable for damages.

Defective marketing or advertising

At times, the vehicle part or component is not defective in any way but can still cause harm. If a vehicle product is advertised in a way or for a purpose that it is not intended for, the marketing or advertising company may be liable for any injuries or losses as a result of using the product in that way.

Furthermore, if the marketing and advertising fail to include proper instructions and warnings for a product, then the manufacturers, retailers, and marketing or advertising agencies may be liable for injuries or damages suffered by a car accident victim.

Recovering Compensation Caused by a Vehicle Defect

If you were injured in a car accident because of a defective vehicle, a personal injury lawyer at Phillips Law Group can help you pursue compensation for your damages. You may qualify to obtain restitution for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket costs related to the accident
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death

If you have been in a car accident involving a defective vehicle, it is critical that you take timely action if you are looking to recover compensation. Deadlines often apply for filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. 

Do not delay in contacting a deadly defective vehicle car accident lawyer after a collision. Timely action will help you to preserve evidence and give you and your lawyer the time required to investigate and build your case.

Contact a Lawyer Who Handles Accidents Involving Defective Vehicles

As a driver, you deserve to feel confident that your vehicle does not pose a risk to you or to others on the road. When defective car parts are in circulation, it can put countless lives in jeopardy. By pursuing your right to compensation, you are holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions and helping to ensure the safety of others by mitigating the probability of similar accidents happening in the future. 

Car accidents of any kind are stressful but those resulting in serious injury or the death of a loved one take an additional physical and emotional toll. All the steps that must be taken to establish and pursue a claim can be overwhelming. Professional and experienced legal representation can give you peace of mind and help you with the process of resolving an insurance claim or filing a lawsuit. Our personal injury attorneys at Phillips Law Group can support you during this difficult time. 

If you have been injured or a loved one has died in an accident involving a defective vehicle, please don’t hesitate. Contact Phillips Law Group for help as soon as possible. The sooner you initiate legal action and consult with a lawyer, the sooner our team can help you attain the restitution you deserve.

As one of Arizona’s largest consumer law firms, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal service. Our experienced and dedicated team of personal injury attorneys has decades of combined experience defending the rights of the injured and holding negligent and reckless parties accountable. In practice since 1993, we have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation on behalf of clients who were injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident.

Please contact the personal injury lawyers of Phillips Law Group today for a risk-free consultation. You can call us or fill out our online form to speak with one of our attorneys.