What to Do After a Car Accident Caused by a Defect
Over the years, there have been a number of famous defects with cars that have resulted in numerous accidents and huge recalls. From Toyota gas pedals to Firestone tires, you never know if something in your car might actually be defective and an accident waiting to happen. Hopefully, it gets recalled before anything happens, but if you were one of the unfortunate few that found out a product was faulty after a car accident, what do you do?
Investigate the Cause
In these types of cases, this is often the most difficult part of the process. If you believe that the crash was the cause of sometimes faulty with the car, then you need to have a skilled mechanic investigate it. This can often that a long while and might be difficult to prove. However, even if you can’t prove something was faulty, you may be able to continue in the future if part of your car is recalled because it can cause accidents.
Pursue the Manufacturers
Who you can file suit against for a car crash caused by defective parts can vary depending on what part of the manufacturing process went wrong. If the part was designed in such a way that it was not safe, then that doesn’t mean it is the factory’s fault, but rather those involved in the designing process. If it was designed safely, but not put together according to the blueprints, then it is indeed the factory’s fault. If not every part of the line of vehicles was faulty, but yours was, then it may be more prudent to pursue those in charge of quality control.
If you have been in an accident due to a faulty part, contact us today. The Clardy Law Firm can help you talk over your options.