Las Vegas Defective Auto Parts Attorney
Being involved in an auto accident can be one of the most frustrating, and sometimes scariest, experiences that the driver of a car will ever have to experience. Unfortunately, even with the number of safety features which modern automobiles are equipped with, there is no way to prevent or make safe 100% of accidents. Car accidents can happen to even the safest of drivers and, sometimes, the accident won’t even be the fault of another motorist. If your accident is due to a defective component of your vehicle, a Las Vegas defective auto parts attorney can help you recover compensation to cover lost wages, medical expenses and more.
What is Product Liability Law?
The failure of a component of an automobile, especially a safety feature, can have drastically detrimental results on the open road, and can render an entire vehicle defective. To deal with the injuries and threat of injuries which defective products pose to the general public, there is an entire area of law that covers the subject; it is known as product liability law.
At the foundation of product liability law is the idea that designers and manufacturers of products have a duty to ensure that their products are safe for normal use before the products are allowed to enter the stream of commerce. When a defective product is allowed to slip through the cracks, the business or company that put the product onto the open market faces the risk of liability for any injuries or damage which the defect may have been a substantial factor in causing.
There are several components of automobiles that, if defective, pose a risk of serious injury or death. Some of these components are the brake system, the seat belt system, the locking mechanism that holds a seat in place and upright, the hood of the car, and the airbag system.
If they have been injured in an auto accident which is deemed to be the fault of a defectively designed or manufactured product, the victim injured in the accident has the right to pursue damages from the entity responsible for putting the car on the market. Exceptions to the general rules of product liability law do exist. For example, self made modifications on a vehicle may limit or even eliminate the liability which the designer / manufacturer of the car would be responsible for.
Automobile manufacturers often recall products when they are found to be defective. It takes plenty of reports about a defective vehicle or a defective part before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will launch an investigation to decide if a recall is warranted. When a recall is announced, owners should then receive recall notifications by certified mail, but with millions of vehicles being recalled, thousands receive no notification whatever. Thousands more receive notifications weeks after a recall is issued. When you receive a recall notification, take the vehicle directly to the nearest dealership, where the defect will be repaired or the part replaced.
One of the most common automobile parts to be recalled is the tires. Tires are sometimes improperly manufactured. Air bubbles and poorly-mixed rubber can make tires quite dangerous. When a tire is produced defectively, and that defect causes your injury, you have grounds for a lawsuit against the tire’s manufacturer.
The popularity of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) has grown exponentially in recent years, and so has the number of ATV accidents causing serious injuries and deaths. While many of these accidents can be attributed to reckless operating, some accidents can be directly linked to the defective design of the vehicle. One defectively designed ATV – in the opinion of many observers – is the Yamaha “Rhino.” With its small tires, high center of gravity, and narrow wheel base, the Yamaha Rhino ATV has been involved in a disproportionate number of serious and fatal rollover accidents.
The effects of Yamaha Rhino ATV rollover accidents have been devastating, leaving adults and scores of youngsters severely injured and sometimes permanently disfigured. In some cases, victims are killed instantly when the vehicle rolls over on top of them. Additionally, the locations where ATVs are used are often far removed from immediate medical attention. f you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a Yamaha Rhino ATV rollover accident – or in any ATV accident in Nevada – get in touch immediately with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney, and put the law to work for you.
Don’t count on receiving a recall notification about a defective auto part in the mail. Proactively keep abreast of current recalls by checking the NHTSA website. Many local television stations also post current product recalls online. Today or in the future, if you or someone you love in the Las Vegas area is injured because a vehicle or a vehicle part was defective, don’t wait. Speak at once to an experienced Las Vegas product liability attorney who can fight for the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.
Trust an Experienced Las Vegas Defective Auto Parts Attorney
For the highest chance of success with their claim, victims of defectively designed or manufactured automobiles are encouraged to contact the professional legal staff at the Fletcher Firm. One of the Las Vegas defective auto parts attorneys on staff can review the facts of the claim to ensure that grounds for a case exist and advise the victim on his or her best legal options in the matter.
As soon as the case is found to have merit, the attorneys of the Fletcher Firm will work for and represent the victim in every sense. The Las Vegas defective auto parts attorney will speak on the victim’s behalf in any negotiations and meetings with opposing counsel and will speak on the victim’s behalf, and present the victim’s case, in court, should the case go to trial.
Even though they have the right to self representation, victims of auto defects are encouraged not to exercise the right. Statistically, accident victims who work with attorneys are much more likely to be awarded the damages which they are entitled to than those that don’t.