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While many car accidents are the result of motorist errors, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, a defective vehicle or part is the cause. When critical car parts like brakes, lights, and tires fail to operate properly, even the most cautious driver can end up in an accident – and with devastating consequences. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a defective part in a motor vehicle, contact a Los Angeles, CA auto defects accident lawyer from Rafii & Associates, P.C. for a free case consultation.
Count on Rafii & Associates, P.C.
When you or a loved one suffers damage due to a vehicle defect, your case will involve different considerations than a standard car accident. Because you’ll be against a manufacturer, skilled legal help is critical for recovering your rightful compensation. The accident attorneys of Rafii & Associates, P.C., are ready to represent you, and you can count on us to:
- Be available for contact 24/7, whenever you need information on your case or help with coordinating medical care and treatment for your injuries.
- Work all cases on a contingency fee basis – you only pay us when we win your case, and at no other time.
- Treat your case with the commitment, passion, and dedication it deserves to achieve a successful resolution.
Don’t face your vehicle defect case alone. Reach out to our auto defects accident lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation to get your claim started.
The Danger of Vehicle Defects
Many Californians count on personal and public vehicles for transportation to various aspects of our lives, be it for work or pleasure. We count on our cars to operate as they should to get us to our destinations safely. That’s why cars must meet strict safety standards before they enter the public market.
However, manufacturer errors can cause problems in vehicle operations – with dangerous consequences. Steering, tires, brakes, electrical components, and the fuel system are all essential for proper vehicle operation. When these and other safety features don’t work as intended, the result can be accidents and further damage during a crash.
What makes these sorts of defects so dangerous is that even drivers who regularly maintain their cars and follow the rules of the road can still get into an accident because of a defective part – at no fault of their own. And when a part fails to work on a busy road, many other drivers can become caught up in the resulting damage.
Who Is Liable?
In the case of a defective vehicle part, it’s often not the driver’s fault that a part fails to work as it should. Whenever a manufacturer produces or uses a defective part and an accident occurs, the fault often lies with the manufacturer. If the part was not part of the factory model of the car but instead installed by another party who should have reasonably known the part was defective, the fault can also sit with him or her.
However, liability in these cases only applies when the part was the cause of the accident and resulting damages, such as defective brakes preventing a driver from slowing down in enough time to avoid hitting another vehicle. The defective part must also be critical to vehicle operation (such as tires or fuel systems), and not something like a defective stereo, to have a valid defective vehicle parts claim.
For parts that require regular maintenance to remain operational, including brakes and tires, the accident must be the result of a manufacturing defect for the manufacturer to be liable. If the accident occurred because the car owner did not perform necessary upkeep, then the fault would fall with him or her. A Los Angeles, CA auto defects accident lawyer can help you successfully determine fault in your case.
Why Contact a Los Angeles, CA Auto Defects Accident Lawyer
Aside from the complexities of proving liability in a vehicle defect case, a Los Angeles, CA auto defects accident lawyer can also help you stand on even ground with the manufacturer’s attorney. At Rafii & Associates, P.C., we have the resources and experience to help you claim your rightful compensation following an accident caused by a vehicle defect, allowing you to focus on getting your life back on track. Contact us for a free consultation.