How Our Auto Defect Lawyers Can Help
Defective vehicle litigation is complex and costly. Not all injuries from a car crash result from a defective condition. It can be difficult and costly to prove liability for these injuries. These claims require the diligence and knowledge of experienced lawyers with superior resources. At Nelson & Nelson, we maintain relationships with respected experts who help us fully evaluate and support your claim. Our personal injury attorneys understand how to represent a defective vehicle injury victim in the best possible way.
Whether there is a design flaw or a problem with quality control in the plant, manufacturers are responsible for ensuring safe production prior to sending vehicles to the market. Several companies may bear some responsibility for the liability of a defective vehicle part. Our car defect lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation and determine any and all parties responsible for the defective vehicle.
Responsible parties might include:
- The vehicle manufacturer – The manufacturer could have failed to issue a recall notice, or they failed to warn of the danger of a safety defect they are aware of.
- The parts manufacturer – The vehicle manufacturer could use parts made by a different company, and the maker of the parts may be responsible for causing your injuries.
- The middleman – Sometimes vehicle parts pick up defects along the chain of distribution, such as the shipping company that handles them, where the parts are stored, or the company that distributed the parts.
Whether it is in settlement negotiations or in court, our personal injury attorneys are prepared to aggressively fight for justice and the fair compensation you deserve.
Compensation for Defective Vehicles
When harm is caused by the negligence of a vehicle manufacturer, the plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for damages suffered, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death benefits
Sometimes, in defective vehicle cases, punitive damages are awarded to compensate a plaintiff for their injuries. Punitive damages are only rare, but they can range into the tens of millions of dollars in certain instances and are intended to punish vehicle manufacturers and encourage them to fix inherent defects in vehicle designs that have resulted in injury.