Regardless of the advances in safety and technology, flaws still occur that affect the drivability of a vehicle. Sometimes, certain mistakes can happen during the manufacturing stage of vehicle production. When errors occur as a result of design flaws or negligence, they can lead to car accidents on the road.
If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by manufacturer negligence, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for damages. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you submit a claim and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. Should your case be successful, you may be able to recover the cost of various damages associated with the collision. An Alexandria defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer can advise you on your options as you enter the legal process.
To get started with a free case review, call us today at (337) 777-7777.
Initiating a Product Liability Case
The Louisiana Products Liability Act imposes laws regarding a manufacturer’s liability when a product design or defect leads to an accident. In general, a product liability case implicates a negligent party whose product resulted in the injury or death of a consumer.
A case may include one or more of these elements:
Your accident may have been caused because the vehicle itself was an engineering failure. If a design defect was the basis of your claim, your legal team would have to argue that the vehicle’s defect occurred during the design phase of production. For example, if a car’s body fell apart when it reached a certain speed, that would be considered a design defect.
A manufacturing defect occurs while the product is being built. It may have nothing to do with the design. Instead, the defect occurred somewhere on the factory floor while in production.
Warning or Label Defect
A warning or label defect may cause a driver to use a vehicle or vehicle component in a way that is unsafe or unintended. Consumers must be warned of all potential hazards when using a product. If not, they could have the basis of a product liability claim.
Failure to Issue a Recall
Sometimes, manufacturers cannot know if a vehicular component is defective until a much later date. However, if they fail to issue a recall or warning to the public, they could be financially responsible for any ensuing damages.
For a free legal consultation with a defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components accident lawyer serving Alexandria, call (318) 777-7777
We Advocate for Victims in All Types of Product Liability Cases
Our law firm handles product liability cases at the manufacturing and design level.
One or more of the following defects may have contributed to your accident:
- Faulty brakes
- Tire blowouts
- Vehicle rollovers and roof cave-ins
- Airbag and seat belt failures
- Malfunctioning automated safety systems
- Bad headlight or taillights
If your accident involved some type of vehicular malfunction due to negligence or poor design, our law firm can handle your case. Our lawyers can answer your questions, investigate your claim, and pursue compensation from the liable party and their insurer. To get started, call today.
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Building a Product Liability Case
As your legal team, after we establish liability, we can start the process of recovering your losses.
We can help you win your case by:
Conducting an Investigation
Manufacturer defects and vehicle design flaws are not always easy to identify. Therefore, we conduct an investigation that includes gathering evidence, reviewing documents, and consulting with industry experts. We can identify the at-fault party and draw a connection between the party’s negligence and your injuries.
Calculating Your Damages
You may have suffered severe injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses after the accident. We explore all the ways in which the accident impacted your life and estimate the value of your losses. Instead of allowing the insurance company to determine the value of your case, our law firm can work with you to decide how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Negotiating a Settlement
Dealing with large corporations, lawyers, and insurance companies can be overwhelming while you are recovering from your injuries. Our legal team can engage with all parties on your behalf to work out a settlement. We want to recover compensation that leaves you with no out-of-pocket expenses.
Filing a Lawsuit
Although it is possible to negotiate a product liability settlement out of court, you may be in a situation where you have to file a lawsuit. If so, our law firm is prepared to present your case to a judge or jury. You never have to feel as though you are navigating the legal system on your own.
An Alexandria defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer can get started on your case today. To begin a free case review, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777.
Compensation in a Successful Case
As the victim in a product liability case, you have the right to file a claim for all of your financial and personal losses. This includes examining how the accident impacted your life and household. Instead of accepting the insurance company’s initial offer, allow us to determine what your case is really worth.
You may be entitled to recover:
- Past and future medical bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Impaired quality of life
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, and you are a qualifying representative filing a wrongful death claim, you could recover:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household assistance and parental guidance
Louisiana Civil Code §3492 gives you one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you may no longer be eligible to recover damages through the court system.
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Get Started With Your Product Liability Case Today
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we are committed to seeing that justice is served and that victims are compensated for their losses following an accident. An Alexandria defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer can give you the legal support you need during this trying time.
Call (337) 777-7777 to get a free case review.