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Defective Auto Part Claims

By Ward Smith, PLLC  May. 20, 2013 2:54p

Nearly everyone has heard about defective auto parts which contribute to, exacerbate, or cause injuries to the occupants of vehicles with such components. Examples of faulty vehicle parts include tires which tend to blow out, brakes which fail, or airbags which deploy unexpectedly. A recently much-publicized defective auto part case were Toyota accelerator pedals which caused unexpected and unintended sudden acceleration for motorists which resulted in recalls on certain models by the automaker.

For individuals who have been injured or sustained other damages related to an accident involving a defective auto part, proving your case in a product liability claim will be necessary if you wish to obtain legal compensation for the losses and / or damages that ensued. The elements to be proved in such a claim include the fact that you were actually injured or endured some kind of financial loss, that the auto part involved was indeed defective, that the defective part was the cause of your injury, and that you were using the product in the manner for which it was intended. That means that you will have to prove that your injuries were not a result of any negligence or wrong conduct on your part, such as speeding. Claims stemming from auto injuries generally involve two types of categories, defectively manufactured parts and vehicles that are poorly designed, such as SUVs and ATVs which are prone to rollovers. To understand whether you have a valid claim, it is best to consult with an experienced attorney.

Seattle Personal Injury Attorney

Unfortunately, injuries from defective products such as auto parts are a common occurrence for consumers across the nation. These defective products can range from prescription drugs with dangerous side effects to defective medical devices, tainted food, faulty appliances, electronics, construction materials, and more. For those who have been injured using these products as directed, seeking legal compensation for their injuries can be a lengthy and complicated process.

Ward Smith, PLLC is a personal injury firm serving the Seattle area with qualified and effective legal representation. The firm's legal team has dozens of years of experience in this field. They have been included in Washington's list of Super Lawyers as well, which reflects the quality of legal service you can expect. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a wrongful death due to the negligence of another party, contact the firm to get skilled and caring legal advice about the best way to proceed. Learn your legal rights and options from attorneys with the experience and legal ability to truly help.

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