Accidents involving motor vehicles are one of the leading causes of accidental fatalities in the United States. While most of these cases are caused by driver error, there are many other instances where a crash is caused by a defective auto part. Unfortunately, automobile manufacturers knew of the defects in their vehicles and failed to act appropriately to resolve the issue. In recent years, companies still put little effort in correcting defects in order to cut costs and save money, despite the fact that their mistakes endanger the American lives every day.
Common defects include issues with the following:
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident due to a faulty auto part in Oklahoma, Saint & Watzke, PLLP is not afraid to go up against powerful automobile companies to seek the compensation and justice you deserve. Our Tulsa auto product liability attorneys are committed to protecting public safety and holding manufacturers responsible for their negligent actions.
To establish a vehicle manufacturer or seller’s liability—unlike an ordinary personal injury claim for negligence after a car accident—you are not required to show that they were careless. Rather, liability in auto product liability cases falls under the doctrine of strict liability.
In order to make a strict liability claim, you must prove all of the following elements:
Since a successful auto product liability claim can cost the company millions of dollars, you can be sure that they will fight a claim with a powerful legal team and the most aggressive defense they can build. Having an attorney on your side can help protect your rights and best interests, as well as help you recover the most favorable compensation possible.
To discuss your injury, contact us and request a free consultation with our Tulsa product liability lawyer today!