Although many car accidents happen as a result of a driver’s carelessness, there are also some accidents that result from defects in the vehicle that the driver is operating. There are thousands of components that make up a standard vehicle, and if any of the components is defective, it can place the operator and nearby motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians at serious risk of being injured. Understanding whether a defect is to blame for your injuries can be confusing, especially if the defect involves a complex mechanism in the automobile. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our Boston car accident attorneys have handled many product liability claims for victims of car accidents involving manufacturing defects. Let our seasoned team of professionals put their knowledge and skill to use for you during this stressful time.Understanding Issues Associated with Manufacturing Defects in Cars
Each time that you hear or read about a recall involving a vehicle, there is usually some type of defect involved. Whether it is a design defect that affects each vehicle in a series, or a manufacturing defect consisting of an unintended outcome during the manufacturing process, these defects can seriously compromise the safety of a vehicle. In some instances, the defective part may be subject to a recall, but that is not always the case. A defective component can lead to serious accidents or even fatalities in some unfortunate instances. In 2009, for example, Toyota discovered a serious gas pedal defect in some of its vehicles that caused runaway vehicles that could not be controlled or stopped safely.
Since the components and interworking of a modern automobile is complex, it can be difficult to determine whether a manufacturing defect was involved and, if so, which component was defective. This is where an experienced car accident lawyer can make a huge difference in helping you evaluate your potential claim.Bring a Product Liability Claim Against the Manufacturer of Your Vehicle
If your accident resulted from a defective vehicle or component of your vehicle, we can help you bring a product liability action against the manufacturer of the car and the manufacturer of the component parts to recover compensation. In the lawsuit, your attorney will need to show that the vehicle that you were driving at the time of the incident suffered from a manufacturing defect and that this defect caused your injuries.
In general, manufacturing defects occur when the particular product that you were using suffered from a flaw, mistake, or accident during the manufacturing process that resulted in the final product deviating from its intended design. If this defect compromises the safety of the product, the user can suffer serious injuries or even death. Proving that the component or the vehicle in general suffered from a defect during the manufacturing process can be complex, due to the technical nature of a modern automobile. As a result, it is common for attorneys to consult with auto manufacturing experts to understand how the product in question was defective compared to its intended design. If we are successful in showing that the defendant’s product was manufactured in a defective way, you will be entitled to damages. When it comes to damages, a successful plaintiff can recover compensation for past and future medical bills as well as lost wages and pain and suffering, among other losses arising from the accident.Seek Counsel from an Experienced Boston Attorney
The injuries that result from manufacturing defects in automobiles are often devastating and costly for victims. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, our dedicated Boston attorneys have settled and tried numerous cases involving manufacturing defects on behalf of people throughout Massachusetts, including in Boston, Cambridge, Waltham, Lowell, Newton, Somerville, Quincy, Dedham, Norwood, Brookline, Attleboro, Barnstable, Brockton, Plymouth, Worcester, Lawrence, and Springfield. We know how stressful this situation is for a victim, and we can provide you with the responsive legal counsel that you deserve. Call us now at 1-800-379-1244 or contact us online.