Corpus Christi Defective Auto Parts Attorney
Fighting for Your Right to Fair & Just Compensation
Auto part defects can occur during the design or manufacturing stage of the process that can later cause injury when a consumer purchases the vehicle. At Elliott & Ritch, our professional legal team possesses the legal knowhow and resources to stand up to any auto manufacturer if you or a loved one have been hurt due to their negligence. Our Corpus Christi defective auto parts lawyer has spent almost two decades fighting on behalf of injured clients and successfully securing the maximum compensation owed.
Types of Auto Defect Cases We Handle at Elliott & Ritch
Like any machine, a motor vehicle such as a car, truck, van, or SUV can malfunction. Such malfunctions can be especially dangerous if a tire blowout, brake failure, or other serious break down happens while on the road.
As car parts continue to become more modernized, many auto defects now come in the form of glitches in digital vehicle components. According to Stout’s 2019 Automotive Defect & Recall Report, in the year 2018, roughly 8 million vehicles were affected by software based defects, the highest total and most significant increase on record at the time. Stout called the rise of vehicle software malfunctions “perhaps the most significant trend in 2018.”
The same Stout report notes that the same year, approximately 6.3 million vehicles were recalled—an equivalent to more than a quarter (26%) of all motor vehicles. To learn whether a part you are concerned about has been recalled in the United States, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Safety Issues & Recalls page.
Elliott & Ritch handles claims related to automotive defects of all kinds. auto defect cases we have handled in the past involved:
- Car, SUV, and other vehicle roof malfunctions
- Defective airbags
- Defective brakes
- Defective car seats
- Defective fuel systems and parts
- Defective steering parts
- Defective tires
- Defective wheels
- Faulty electrical systems or wiring
- Fire hazards
- Hardware defects
- Seatbelt defects
- Software defects
We are capable of handling any auto defect claim, so don’t hesitate to contact Elliott & Ritch if you or a loved one has been injured due to an accident caused by an automotive defect.
Who Is Liable for Injuries Caused by Auto Defects?
Numerous parties may potentially bear legal liability for an auto defect. They may include:
- Wholesalers/shipping companies
- Car dealerships
- Auto parts retailers
At Elliott & Ritch, our experienced attorney Joe Ritch and his team will immediately begin a thorough investigation to determine liability. If the defect that caused injury came about during the design phase, the designer will likely be held liable. In the event that adequate instructions were not provided for the safe operation of the vehicle, the entity(ies) in charge of creating the manual might be sued.
In some cases, more than one party may be found at fault. Our legal team will do whatever it takes to identify any and all at fault parties so that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
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Elliott & Ritch has a track record of securing fair settlements for injured clients against even the biggest named companies like Honda and Chrysler. We have secured numerous million-dollar settlements and are ready to represent you with the same vigor and determination. While we cannot guarantee a specific settlement amount, what we can ensure is that we will fight to secure every penny that you are rightfully owed so that you can make the best recovery possible.
We may be able to help you obtain compensation for:
- All medical expenses related to the accident
- Property damage repair or replacement costs
- Lost wages/loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Other out of pocket expenses relevant to your injuries
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