Manufacturer Liability Claims in Car Accident Cases

Manufacturer liability holds manufacturers responsible for defective products or dangerous designs that cause harm. When these vehicle components cause injury or accidents, manufacturer liability claims may arise. For instance, cars that are prone to rolling over or sold with faulty components like brakes or tires are all subject to liability claims.

The legal team at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, can help you with your manufacturer liability claim involving defective car parts. Due to the many components involved in producing and selling a car, there may be multiple parties to hold accountable for defective cars and equipment, so you want a firm who will understand all aspects of the case.

The parties involved may include:

  • The manufacturer
  • Parts manufacturer
  • Auto supply shop
  • Dealership
  • Distributor

Common Defects in Car Accident Cases

Defective parts in a car can compromise the vehicle’s ability to operate as intended. Defects can cause accidents, resulting in serious injuries or death.

While any component of a car can be faulty, common defects include:

  • Tires prone to blowouts
  • Airbags that cause burns
  • Seatbelts that fail to restrain
  • Brakes that fail to operate
  • Accelerator pedals that stick
  • Motorcycles that wobble at high speeds
  • Designs that are prone to rolling over

Proving Liability

Three (3) common ways to prove liability against a manufacturer include:

(a) It breached a warranty; (b) It was negligent during the manufacturing process, or; (c) Even though it did not breach its warranty and was not negligent, it may be responsible due to strict liability, a form of product liability law.

Breach of warranty occurs when a manufacturer fails to fulfill the terms of a claim or does not abide by the guarantees about performance or safety. Manufacturers are negligent if they do not take reasonable precautions or care while manufacturing a product.

To be held liable, the vehicle defect must have directly caused harm. Strict liability holds sellers or manufacturers liable for defective products regardless of negligence or breach of warranty, as their products are expected to be safe and cars should be “crashworthy.”

The lawyers at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., will collect evidence, obtain reports, and handle legal proceedings for individuals who believe a product defect has caused harm or injury. It is important to hire a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible after an accident. The sooner an investigation can take place, the more accurate and memorable details and accounts will be.

Schedule a Free Liability Claim Consultation in Atlanta

Ashenden & Associates, P.C., is dedicated to pursuing full accountability of manufacturers and sellers of defective vehicles and parts. You deserve full compensation for all of your damages and suffering due to faulty products.

Contact Ashenden & Associates, P.C. to be represented by one of our caring Atlanta-based attorneys. Schedule your free consultation online or call (770) 394-8909 today.