The rights of consumers endangered by defective auto parts

When a dangerous product is released to the public, it endangers innocent and unsuspecting consumers. If dangerous or defective auto parts cause accidents, injured drivers may not realize that they are victims and could be eligible for financial compensation. Auto manufacturers are responsible for warning drivers who may be at risk for problems related to a hazardous auto part.

Automakers that knowingly distribute, sell or promote dangerous parts can be held accountable for any damages sustained by those injured as a result. As Louisiana readers know, many defects are not discovered until a later date, at which point manufacturers may issue a recall to remove the dangerous parts. Drivers who are not notified of a potential hazard may be risk for injury, emotional trauma, financial loss or even death.

After an accident caused by a defective auto part, it can be difficult to determine which parties may be liable for any damages sustained. However, a close examination of the circumstances can determine what legal options may be available to a victim, or the victim’s family in the event of a fatality. Louisiana victims do not have to face major automakers or distributors alone and have the right to seek legal assistance when pursuing claims for compensatory damages.

If you suspect that your car accident was caused by defective auto parts — including bad tires, poorly made airbags, faulty brakes or electrical problems — you may have a case. Personal injury claims related to car accidents are time-sensitive, so it is important to act quickly in order to protect your rights and move forward with the appropriate course of action. Our firm is ready to discuss your case, and you can visit our website for more information.