When it comes to liability in a car accident, most people believe that at least one of the parties at the scene of the crash is at fault. However, there are some situations in which a third party may be responsible long before the accident occurs.
An accident can happen because of an auto defect when a manufacturer does not take the necessary precautions to keep the public safe. Whether a part encounters a manufacturing error, design defect, or failure to warn, auto defects cause a significant car accident and result in severe injuries.
One situation that may result from an auto defect is brake failure. Drivers rely on their brakes as much as any other part of their vehicle to keep them safe. When something goes wrong with a vehicle’s brakes, it’s nearly impossible for a driver to prevent a car accident.
In some situations, brake failure may come from a lack of maintenance. However, if the brakes are faulty from the moment they left the manufacturer, it is the company responsible for producing the auto part that becomes the defendant in a liability lawsuit.
While many drivers experience a tire blowout because the tread has worn down, this is not always the case. Tire blowouts can result from tread separation caused by a manufacturing error or by a marketing error in which a company advertises a used tire as new.
An auto defect creates a situation of third-party liability in which both parties involved in an auto accident may file a claim against the responsible company. If both parties in an accident suffer injuries, the company is liable for both parties’ damages.
At The Edwards Law Firm, our Corpus Christi car accident attorneys work hard to help all injured individuals recognize their rights to compensation. We go the extra mile to determine which parties are negligent and therefore liable for damages in a car accident. Our responsibility includes taking the necessary legal action against an individual entity or a large corporation on your behalf.
You can count on our team to be by your side every step of the way.