Oklahoma City Motor Vehicle Defects Lawyer
When you are involved in a car crash, you need to find out what caused your crash. This will determine who is liable for your injuries and financial losses.
At McGuire Law Firm, we have over 60 years of combined legal experience. We have recovered millions of dollars for accident victims. You can count on us to get you compensation for your injuries.
How Our Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident
Car and car part manufacturers are held to high standards to ensure their products are safe. However, many vehicles have defective parts that can cause serious accidents. If a motor vehicle defect caused your crash, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers can help you get it.
At McGuire Law Firm, we’ll match deep-pocketed manufacturers resource for resource as we hold them responsible for your damages.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Conduct an extensive investigation into how a defective automobile or car part contributed to your car accident
- Identify all parties who might be liable for your damages
- File insurance claims and negotiates a settlement with the insurance company
- Document your damages and calculate the maximum value for your injury case
- File a lawsuit and argue your case in court if the at-fault parties refuse to negotiate a fair settlement
Our legal team is ready to help you with your case. Call us today to schedule a free case review with one of our Oklahoma City product liability attorneys.
Overview of Motor Defects
You count on your vehicle to protect you in case of an accident. Unfortunately, defective motor vehicle parts can cause serious injuries and wrongful deaths in an accident. In some cases, they could contribute to the cause of a car accident.
Automobile defects that could lead to an accident and injuries include:
Defective Brake Systems
You rely on your brakes to slow and stop your vehicle. When any component of your brake system is defective, it could result in a rear-end collision, T-bone accident, or another type of car crash.
Defective Automobile Tires
Your tires provide traction with the road, which allows you to control the direction of the vehicle. However, tire defects may cause tire blowouts or separate a tire’s tread, leading to an accident.
Airbags can save lives and reduce the risk of severe injuries in a car crash. However, defective airbags may fail to deploy or deploy incorrectly. Takata airbags have been the subject of massive recalls for causing injuries and deaths. Defective airbags can cause hearing loss and vision loss, along with facial injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damage.
Defective Door Latches
In some cases, a defective door latch allows a door to open during an accident or while riding down the road. As a result, occupants may be ejected from the vehicle causing severe injuries and death.
Defective Seat Belts
Seat belts have saved thousands of lives. However, when a seatbelt malfunctions, it can cause a driver or passenger to be ejected during an accident. The seat belt could also cause damage to internal organs if it tightens too much during a collision.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover for a Motor Vehicle Defect Claim?
The types of damages that you may recover for a claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Mental and emotional distress
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disabilities, impairments, and disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
The amount of money you receive for a personal injury claim will depend on the facts of your case. Severe injuries and permanent impairments can increase the value of a claim, while minor injuries may result in minimal damages.
Who is Liable for Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Defects?
A car or part manufacturer may be liable for defective parts on your vehicle. The car manufacturer may be liable if the defect occurred during the design or manufacturing process. Alternatively, a repair shop or maintenance facility may be liable for using defective parts or fake automobile parts.
There are three types of defects for which manufacturers can be held strictly liable: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. A design defect occurs during the design process for a product and causes a product to be unreasonably dangerous. A manufacturing defect occurs during the manufacturing process and causes a product to deviate from the design in an unsafe way. A marketing defect occurs when a company fails to warn consumers of risks that cannot be cured through design or manufacturing.
If your motor vehicle suffers from one of these defects, you can hold them strictly liable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, automobile accidents involving defective parts are complicated cases. There may be multiple parties that could share liability for your damages. A thorough investigation is necessary to recover maximum compensation for your damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Oklahoma City Motor Vehicle Defects Lawyers
Don’t go it alone against deep-pocketed manufacturers. Let us help you hold all of the parties who caused your car crash liable for your damages. Call us now to schedule a free consultation with one of our Oklahoma City motor vehicle defects attorneys.