Product liability injuries can be caused by many of our everyday products, including but not limited to toys, kitchen appliances, and beauty products. Any type of product can have a defect, but unfortunately, many of the most dangerous defects occur in the automotive industry.
In Louisiana, there are two possible product liability claims involving motor vehicles. The first claim refers to a vehicle with an “unreasonably dangerous design,” which can lead to an injury or even wrongful death.
The second, and more common type of claim, applies to an injury caused by an improperly manufactured vehicle, vehicle part, or tire. For example, let’s say a manufacturing error leads to a defective airbag.
If the driver of this vehicle is involved in an accident, he may be seriously injured if the airbag does not work in the way it is intended. If you were injured due to a defective vehicle, an auto product liability attorney may be able to recover compensation on your behalf from:
- The vehicle manufacturer.
- Companies that manufactured the parts.
- The car dealership or used car dealers from which the car was purchased.
- The automotive supply shop that provided and/or installed the defective parts.
- A shipper or middleman.
If you have been injured due to a defective motor vehicle, you may have a legal claim to seek compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and more. Whether the vehicle’s engine or braking system is defective, or if the tires put on your car or truck are poorly manufactured or installed, our firm can determine who is at fault and seek a successful resolution to your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation regarding your product liability case.