Oceanside Vehicle Defect Attorney
As a consumer, you trust that your car’s manufacturer designed and assembled a vehicle that is safe and free of defects. When a serious injury accident occurs due to a design or manufacturing defect, the Oceanside car accident attorneys of Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser are ready to help the victims get justice and fair financial compensation. We’ve secured millions on behalf of clients just like you, and we’re ready to put our skill and experience to work on your claim.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 44,000 accidents occur every year because of defective vehicles. As part of consumer protection law, vehicle manufacturers and dealerships are responsible for designing, manufacturing, and selling vehicles that are safe to drive and don’t put motorists at risk of serious injuries due to an accident. However, many manufacturers do not live up to this standard, and they continue to sell vehicles that are dangerous and potentially deadly. All-too-often, they fail to issue a recall even after discovering a vehicle is defective. When manufacturers act recklessly and negligently, they are putting innocent lives in harm’s way and need to be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident because of a defective vehicle, you are eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, the Oceanside vehicle defect attorneys will work tirelessly to take on negligent car manufacturers and recover the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (760) 512-1172 to schedule a free consultation.
Why You Need a Defective Vehicle Attorney
Getting fair compensation from a major vehicle manufacturer without an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney on your side is a difficult, if not impossible, task. These companies have deep pockets and teams of attorneys who are tasked with handling claims like these every day. On top of that, product liability cases can be extremely complicated and nuanced. Not only do you have to prove the accident was caused by a defective part or vehicle, but you also have to prove that the manufacturer acted negligently and failed to properly warn vehicle owners or recall the vehicle in time. By consulting with an experienced attorney from the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we will take the fight directly to the negligent manufacturer and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you are owed.
Common Types of Defects
Like other motor vehicle accident cases, product liability lawsuits center around negligence. Whether your accident was caused by a poorly designed, manufactured, or installed part, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical expenses and other damages. Some of the most common types of vehicle defects include the following:
- Vehicles designed with too high of a center of gravity that lead to a rollover accident
- Defective tires that lead to blowouts or de-tread
- Weak roofs that collapse on the driver or passenger in an accident
- Poorly designed or manufactured seat belts that unlatch in the event of an accident
- Airbags that fail to deploy during a wreck or deploy unexpectedly
- Fuel tank or fuel line defects that cause vehicle fires
- Defective fuel switches that unexpectedly shut off the vehicle, resulting in a loss of power steering, airbags, and brakes.
- Windshield defects that increase the risk of being ejected from the vehicle in a crash
Any of the above defects could lead to a serious accident with life-threatening injuries. In many cases, victims can take part in a class-action lawsuit against the car manufacturer to increase the strength of the case and the chance of recovering financial compensation. A skilled legal representative will help you decide if a class-action suit is right for you.
It’s also important to be on the lookout for automotive recall notices that are announced or that you receive in the mail. You can also visit your automaker’s website and see if your vehicle has been recalled by entering your vehicle identification number. If so, the manufacturer is required to repair the damage free of charge.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident caused by a vehicle defect, you need an experienced attorney on your side. When the vehicle you relied on to transport you safely instead sends you to the hospital, call us for help. You might need financial compensation to avoid financial ruin. To schedule a free consultation with an Oceanside vehicle defect attorney, contact the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser today by calling (760) 512-1172 and take the first step in securing your future.