Car Accidents Involving Third-Party Liability
Car accident lawsuits are not always cut and dry. Many people are quick to point the finger at the driver of the other vehicle, but what happens when neither of the drivers are considered responsible for the crash?
In some cases, the blame may be on someone who was not even directly at the scene of the accident. These situations involve third-party liability and may include vehicle and parts manufacturers when things are considered defective. Here are some situations in which this may be the case.
Brake Failure Causing a Crash
One of the biggest defective problems you can ensure is a problem with the brakes—the part of your vehicle responsible for stopping you from higher speeds and helping to prevent serious crashes. When brakes fail, accidents happen.
In these types of situations, it must be determined if the brake failure was caused by a defect or by a failure to maintain. If the brake was defective due to a manufacturing error, the manufacturer of the part may be considered liable.
Defective Air Bags
There has been wide ranging news regarding some air bags potentially being defective and causing significant injury when deployed. When this happens, it is the manufacturer of the air bag who may be considered liable and they may be responsible for compensating an injured person.
What Injured People Can Do
When a defect is the cause of a significant injury, the injured party can take legal action against the manufacturer. Companies who manufacture car products must ensure that the design is safe, the part is properly produced, and there is a warning of any potential dangers.
If the part is defective and causes a serious injury, you as the victim can speak with a Oregon car accident attorney about your rights to pursue legal action against the manufacturer. This can help you seek the compensation you deserve to help cover the expenses associated with the injuries.
With The Gatti Law Firm on your side, you can feel peace of mind knowing that you have more than 40 years of experience representing you in these complex matters. You can trust that our firm is here for you, dedicated to standing by your side and putting your best interests first.
For a free consultation of your potential case, contact us at (503) 543-1114 today.