Dallas Auto Product Defect Attorneys
Defective Auto Parts
At the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson, we take product liability and malfunctioning goods very seriously. In the case of motor vehicles, auto makers are held to the highest standard of safety, especially when it comes to you and your family. Manufacturers, who fail to offer the basic level of quality control, or worse, attempt to cover up any deficiencies in their production, need to be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has recently dealt with or been injured by a defective piece of equipment in a motor vehicle, give us a call. For 25 years the experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys at W.T. Johnson have helped the victims of assembly line failure and auto manufacturer negligence receive the compensation they rightfully deserve. Call (214) 231-0544 for more information or use the contact form on this page to send us your questions.
Different Types of Defects
Cars are complex machines that require a good deal of maintenance. With proper care, a well-oiled and finely-tuned vehicle can last for decades. But in some instances, problems arise long before the typical wear and tear of the road takes its toll. Manufacturing error or assembly line failure can lead to catastrophic malfunction in one or more of the intricate parts found on a car – and in turn, put your health and the lives of your family in danger. The following are just some of the defective parts we’ve encountered over the years:
Roof Crush & Structural Integrity – By law, manufacturers must place each car model through a rigorous safety protocol in order to prove both its crash and road worthiness. This ensures the vehicle’s body and frame will stand up to the extreme pressures found in most crash scenarios. Failing to meet the basic federal standards of safety is potential grounds for a lawsuit.
Defective Tires – A number of high profile cases involving Ford and Firestone tires led to improved safety when it comes to the sturdiness of tires on the road. However, tire separation, de-tread, and blowout can occur if there was defects already present in the tire’s physical composition.
Fuel Tanks – This particular defect gained notoriety during the late-70s with the Ford Pinto. Structural defects within the fuel tank led to increased odds of leakage and explosion during an accident. Ford management was eventually taken to court over the issue and slapped with punitive damages for their apparent reluctance to address the problem, even after being alerted to its presence. Gas tank defects are particularly dangerous because of their proximity to combustible elements.
Airbags & Seatbelts – Along with structural integrity, airbags and seatbelts must perform perfectly under duress. If one or more safety features of a car fail to deploy during an accident, the results can be disastrous. On the other hand, airbags that deploy too early or with too much force can also be of grave concern.
Part of the Solution
Auto makers will do everything in their power to maintain an image of safety, security, and trust in their product – even if that means concealing faults that have done you or family member harm. At the Law Offices W.T. Johnson, we’ll make sure they’ve got nowhere to hide. Our team of highly skilled litigators will research, interview, and dig deep until we find the truth. Your rights and the well-being of your family come before company profits and we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact our office at (214) 231-0544 for a free and comprehensive consultation today.
Looking for an Auto Product Liability Lawyer in Dallas, Texas?
Automobile travel is a necessity in today’s society. On any given day, there are millions of cars on Texas highways. Unfortunately, inconsistent manufacturing standards and negligence of automakers can lead to failure of certain auto components, which in turn, can lead to accidents, injuries, and even death. Victims of defective vehicles do have recourse under the law in the area of auto product liability.
Auto product liability deals with the negligence of vehicle manufacturers who allow defective or malfunctioning vehicle components to be produced and used on the roads. This poses the risk of causing serious personal injury and even wrongful death. Fortunately, victims can seek for damages to compensate them for medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation, and the cost of future medical care, as stipulated in the law.
Typical auto product liability lawsuits deal with malfunctioning components such as seat belts, seats, locks, windows, and tires. In some incidences, the cause of the accident is immediately clear; in others, the type of accident itself (rollover, roof crush) points to a malfunctioned product. In such a case, the product liability component of the case comes into focus during an extensive investigation of the accident’s circumstances and causes. In some accidents, the cause can be driver error, weather conditions, or road surfaces can come into play. In these cases, multiple parties are involved in the lawsuit.
It is irresponsible for manufacturers to let unsafe parts endanger drivers and passengers. The Law Offices of WT Johnson auto product liability lawsuits hold manufacturers accountable for negligence, in turn deterring future disregard for the safety of consumers. Unfortunately, these cases can be too complex for victims to carry on alone. The significant time and knowledge it takes to coordinate an auto product liability lawsuit, conduct the appropriate investigation, engage proper experts, and bring the case to fruition in court, calls for an auto product liability lawyer with experience, exceptional resources, and long track record of dealing with personal injury representation.
The Law Offices of WT Johnson
If you believe that your auto accident occurred as a result of product failure in your vehicle, The Law Offices of WT Johnson will help you obtain compensation. Defective products are extremely dangerous, and if they malfunction or fail to work, thus causing an accident, the manufacturer is held liable for the injuries you received as a result of the accident. Following an accident, we encourage you to contact an auto product liability lawyer from The Law Offices of WT Johnson, right away and speak to our team regarding filing a personal injury lawsuit and a product liability claim.
In working with our team, we immediately start to investigate your case to determine the cause of the accident, liability and who may be held responsible for your injuries. Products that can malfunction in a vehicle include brakes, tires, steering wheel, drive shafts, accelerators, airbags, just to name a few. Depending on the nature of the product that malfunctioned, we can get a better idea about which of the following potential defendants may be responsible for your injuries:
- Product manufacturers
Following an accident, it is important you take the time to speak with an attorney about your case. At The Law Offices of WT Johnson, we have years of experience handling car accident cases to help you, as well. Car accident victims can feel overwhelmed or confused about the future and what they may be able to obtain. However, when you work with an auto product liability lawyer from The Law Offices of WT Johnson, you will be confident that your case is in good hands.
We understand that no two cases are ever the same, so we aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for each individual’s case. We hold responsible parties accountable for their actions and work to provide you with the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of WT Johnson Today
If you have questions about your situation or about how an auto product liability lawyer from The Law Offices of WT Johnson can help your case, contact us by phone, email or by filling out our free case evaluation form today. We look forward to speak on your behalf in an auto product liability case.
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.