If you suffered injuries in a traffic accident because a component broke on your vehicle or someone else’s, it could be because the component was defective. If you can prove this is what led to your accident and injuries, you can hold the manufacturer responsible and recover compensation for the losses you suffered.
A Biloxi design, manufacture, or vehicle component defect accident lawyer at the Morris Bart law firm might be able to manage your case for you if you are eligible.
Let a team member from our office in Gulfport review the facts of your Biloxi traffic accident for free today. If we believe we can help, we can go to work building a case against the liable party as soon as possible. Call (228) 357-9621 for your complimentary consultation.
Defective Designs or Manufacturing Can Cause Collisions in Several Ways
Most Harrison County traffic accidents occur because of human error. One driver makes a careless or reckless mistake, violates a traffic law, and a collision occurs. However, sometimes there is a problem with one of the vehicles that makes it impossible to prevent an accident. This could still be an individual’s fault, such as if they failed to properly maintain their vehicle. However, it could also be the fault of a car company, parts manufacturer, or another party whose defective part caused the accident.
Every part of your vehicle has a purpose. A broken radio dial is unlikely to cause an accident, but many other parts play a vital role in how your vehicle operates, as well as the safety features included. When one of these parts fails, serious injuries could result.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some of the more serious defects in design or manufacture might include:
- Steering mechanisms or components
- Fuel system mechanisms or components
- Stuck accelerators or related issues
- Weak, cracked, or broken wheels or assemblies
- Defective windshield wipers or wiper assemblies
- Poor seat designs or defective seats that fail in an accident
- Defects in headlights, taillights, or turn signals
- Airbag defects or failures
- Tire weaknesses or defects
- Other weak or defective critical vehicle parts
If a defective part or vehicle caused your Biloxi accident, the Mississippi Civil Code allows you to build a case and hold the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of that part or vehicle responsible.
To learn if you are eligible, contact our law office today. Our law firm has 16 offices and serves all areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Reach out to our team if you suffered personal injuries in a design, manufacture, or vehicle component defect accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Defective Design or Manufacture of Vehicles or Vehicle Components Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
Gathering Evidence to Prove Liability for Accidents Caused by a Design, Manufacture, or Vehicle Component Defect
If we represent you in your car accident case, a Biloxi design, manufacture, or vehicle component defect accident lawyer will investigate the cause of your accident, assigning liability, and preparing your case for trial, if necessary.
Our investigation into a defective part case will seek to prove that:
- The failure of a part of your car or the other driver’s car caused your accident.
- This failure occurred because of a defective design or manufacture of the part.
- The party we identify as the defendant is responsible for the defect.
- You suffered damages due to your accident, and we understand the fair value of the losses you suffered.
Our legal team handles all personal injury and product liability cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You will not need to pay us upfront to retain our services. If we offer to accept your case and represent you, we will do so based on contingency. This means we will not get paid attorneys fees until–and unless–you do. We only receive fees out of your settlement or financial award, and never before.
If you have questions or are ready to get started, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621. Our team can help you understand your case and address your concerns today for free.
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Pursuing Damages in a Defective Parts or Components Case
Our team can seek damages on your behalf if we represent you in your case. The recoverable damages in this type of case are based on your actual expenses and losses. Some common examples of recoverable damages include:
- Current and future treatment and care for accident injuries
- Lost wages, benefits, and other income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, including to your car
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible damages
- Wrongful death losses if a loved one died in an accident
Under House Bill 1257 §15-1-49, Mississippi only gives up to three years to file a lawsuit in a defective product case. If you do not meet this deadline, it may not be possible to take action later or negotiate an out-of-court settlement. We need to go to work on your case as soon as possible if we believe we can help. Contact us after your injuries stabilize so we can review your accident case.
Learn More About Your Legal Options for a Biloxi Car Accident by Contacting Our Office Today
A Biloxi design, manufacture, or vehicle component defect accident lawyer with our firm will review your case for free and help you to understand your legal options. Call now to speak to an attorney about the details of your accident and injuries.
Speak with a member of the Morris Bart law firm now by calling (228) 357-9621.
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