A Lafayette defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you build a case against the company that designed or manufactured the dangerous part that caused your car accident and injuries. You may be able to build a case against them no matter if the failure occurred on your vehicle or another driver’s car.
If you suffered injuries in a Lafayette car accident and you believe the cause was a defective vehicle or vehicle component, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm today for a free case review. You can speak to a member of our team now at (337) 446-4571.
How Vehicle and Parts Defects Can Cause Car Accidents in Lafayette
Defective products are manufactured and sold much more often than many people realize. Most of the time, a failure may cause an annoyance or minor injury, but does not lead to catastrophic injuries. When it comes to your vehicle or major components of your vehicle, however, design or manufacturing defects may make it difficult or impossible to drive and could even put your life at risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some types of vehicle defects that can lead to accidents and significant injuries include defects with:
- Steering components
- Fuel systems, including serious fire risks
- Accelerator mechanisms and pedals, especially those that get stuck
- Wheels and tires that fail
- Engine components
- Windshield wipers and wiper assemblies
- Electrical wiring problems within the vehicle
- Defective headlights, taillights, or turn signals
- Airbags and airbag deployment mechanisms
- Seats that fail during accidents, increasing injuries
- Other critical vehicle parts
If any of these components failed and caused your accident, the Morris Bart law firm may be able to identify the liable party, seek others who suffered the same type of failure, and join a mass tort or file an individual case against the manufacturer or designer of the part. We can pursue a case on your behalf if this happened to your vehicle and caused the accident, or if the defect was with the other driver’s vehicle.
Call (337) 446-4571 now for your free case review and consultation with a member of our team serving Lafayette and nearby areas.
For a free legal consultation with a Lafayette Defective Design or Manufacture of Vehicles or Vehicle Components Accident lawyer serving Lafayette, call 800-537-8185
Let Morris Bart, LLC Seek Compensation in Your Case
A Lafayette defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can handle your legal case while you continue undergoing treatment and focusing on recovery from your physical injuries. If we believe you have a case with merit, we will likely offer to handle it based on a contingency-fee-basis, where we must secure a settlement or court award before we get paid. You will never pay us attorney fees out of your pocket—they come from the compensation we recover for you, if and when you win your case.
We can determine the liable party and gather evidence to show they are responsible for your injuries when we represent you. Liable parties in an accident caused by a defective vehicle or part may include:
- The car manufacturer
- A parts manufacturer
- A company who designed the part in question
- A tire company or distributor
- A vehicle distributor or car lot
- Another company who designed, manufactured, or sold the vehicle or part in question
Many of these parties are likely to be large, national or international corporations with teams of attorneys. However, they may also have large liability insurance policies to cover incidents and accidents of this type. In this type of case, we may need to build a strong case to link your injuries and losses to their product, prove the defect, and document your related losses. This may allow us to recover a settlement or take the case to trial.
Pursuing Damages in a Lafayette Car Accident Case
If we can build a case for compensation against the designer or manufacturer of the defective parts that caused your accident, we can file an insurance claim or a personal injury civil suit to seek money for the damages you suffered. This may include:
- Current and future medical care and related costs
- Current and future lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages and repairs to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death damages
Under CC 3492, there is a general one-year time limit on filing personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana. This means that if we need to take your case to trial and do not begin the process to do so within one year of the accident, you could lose your right to compensation via a lawsuit. This is one reason why we recommend contacting us about your options as soon as possible after your accident.
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A Lafayette defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to go to work on your car accident case today.
We understand how difficult it can be to suffer injuries in an accident that occurred through no fault of your own. You should not have to pay for medical care, miss out on paychecks, and make other sacrifices because of a poorly designed or manufactured vehicle or vehicle component. At the Morris Bart law firm, we want to help you seek compensation from the at-fault party whose careless actions caused your accident.
Call (337) 446-4571 today for your free case review with a member of our Lafayette team.
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