Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Personal Injuries Due to Automobile Defects

Posted Friday, April 24, 2020 by Chris Thayer

Alternative TextOftentimes, car accidents are the result of the negligence of a driver either speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, driving while fatigued, driving while distracted, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, research from the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NHTSA) indicates that 44,000 car accidents occur yearly due to no fault of a driver, but rather due to defective or faulty vehicle parts or components. These defective design and manufacturing flaws lead to millions of automobile recalls every year, and unfortunately, also hundreds of injuries and deaths.

*Manufacturing Defects*Automobile parts and components from brakes to tires to engine parts are all regulated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards established by the NHTSA. Some commonly seen defective parts and components of automobile parts that result in recalled vehicles include the following:

*Two Types of Accidents *The two types of accidents that occur from defective automobile parts and components include the following:

If an investigation into your car accident determines that a manufacturing defect of a vehicle part or component either caused your accident or caused injuries to be more severe, the manufacturer will be responsible for the resulting injuries and losses. Manufacturing defects fall under product liability law, which is a strict liability law. This means that if an investigation determines that a manufactured part or component of a vehicle is defectively designed or manufactured, then no further proof is needed regarding proving legal liability and responsibility, and the manufacturer will be held responsible.

*Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney*If you were injured in a car accident, and you suspect that it may have occurred due to a defectively manufactured part or component of your vehicle, contact an experienced car accident attorney familiar with product liability law at the Pivotal Law Group at 206-340-2008. We proudly serve the Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Renton, Burien, Mercer Island, and Issaquah areas.