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Who is liable when an auto part causes injury?

Many of us are involved in automobile accidents every year. While many of those accidents involve driver error, most of us don't consider that the cause of the crash could be the vehicle itself. A large number of vehicle recalls happen each year. An auto product recall occurs when a manufacturer determines that there is a safety problem with a defective product, or it is discovered that the vehicle, or vehicle component, does not comply with safety standards. However, to assume that every faulty vehicle is recalled would be incorrect. A vehicle is typically only recalled after several instances have been reported, and there is substantial evidence that a particular part is the reason for the instances.

This means that there are many vehicles on the road that may be unsafe. Unfortunately, this may only be discovered after an accident has occurred. Some examples of a defective product may be defective tires or defective valves. Accidents caused by defects in vehicles can be far-reaching, causing significant injury and sometimes death. When a person is injured or a loved one killed as a result of an accident involving a defective vehicle, it is devastating.

Hiring an experienced attorney may give you the opportunity to focus on physical and emotional recovery while they look after the legal and financial concerns on your behalf. There are complicated matters to work through, such as the liable entities, which can include those responsible for the vehicle design, the manufacturer of the faulty part, assembly plants or suppliers of the part.

Auto product liability cases can be in-depth, and many factors need to be considered and investigated so that evidence can be gathered to prove a product defect was responsible for the accident. An attorney has experience investigating and ensuring your personal injury case results in the best possible outcome and bringing you the compensation you deserve.

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