Do you suspect you were injured because your car was defective in some way? While this isn’t common – it does happen. For instance, people have been seriously injured and even killed due to defective Takata airbags. But bringing a lawsuit like this forward isn’t quick or easy. In our brief post, we’ll discuss some of the key points you should know.
What You’ll Need to Prove
As a victim, it’s up to you to prove how and why you were injured if you hope to receive a settlement. In a vehicle product liability claim, you’ll need to prove:
- Your car had an unreasonably dangerous defect.
- You were operating the car as intended.
- The defect was directly responsible for your injuries.
Each one of these elements will require evidence such as witnesses and doctor reports.
What If You’re Not the Only One?
There’s a chance you’re not the only one impacted by a defect. So, what might happen if there are others who have been harmed too?
Class Action Lawsuit
Simply put, a class action lawsuit is one where a group of individuals who have been harmed in the same way bring their claims together. Any settlement or verdict is split among the victims represented as part of the class.
A lawsuit may trigger a manufacturer to recall a defective part. (Side note: why not take a minute to see if there are any recalls that apply to your vehicle? All you’ll need is a VIN.)
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Product liability claims against vehicle manufacturers are difficult to bring forward. You’ll need ample evidence, and you should be prepared for a fight.
Most injury lawyers, such as ours, work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you’ll only pay a fee if we’re able to win your case.
As such, there’s no risk to reach out to our team to see if we can help. Please contact our firm for assistance.