In many motor vehicle accident cases, it’s worthwhile to explore whether product liability may be at issue. That means our legal team would look into the vehicles involved and the various parts – including tires, steering system, brake systems, seat belts and more – to determine whether they functioned as they were supposed to.
When vehicle parts do not function as intended, this could cause a crash or at least contribute to the severity of injuries. In turn, this may be grounds for legal action.
However, problems can arise in these cases if there is evidence the product was significantly altered from its original intended design. Usually as this relates to car accidents, that could mean a part was defectively installed by a mechanic. This could be grounds to take action against that company, rather than the manufacturer of the vehicle. But of course, every case will be different. Continue reading