Even the most cautious driver might not be able to prevent a car accident caused by a vehicle design defect, manufacturing flaw, or a faulty component. An unsafe vehicle can pose a threat and a risk of serious injury to its driver and other road users.
If you or a loved one were injured in this type of accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. A New Orleans defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to fight for a settlement offer or court award on your behalf.
We can work to identify the liable party and how their negligence caused your accident when we represent you. The potentially recoverable damages in this type of case may include your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more.
Contact an injury claim team member at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (504) 777-7777 today. We offer a free, no-obligation case review to car accident victims in New Orleans. If you qualify, we may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
The Dangers of Defective Vehicles and Vehicle Components
People rely on the cars they purchase to transport them safely to and from various locations. Vehicle safety is carefully monitored in an effort to keep every vehicle occupant and pedestrian on the road safe. 49 United States Code (USC) §301 outlines laws regarding federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Even with these safety guidelines, certain vehicles or vehicle components can malfunction and cause accidents. Examples of this may include:
- A car that has a high likelihood of rolling over
- A defective tire that can rupture on the road
- Defective brake components that cause a car’s brake system to malfunction
- An airbag that deploys at the wrong time
These malfunctions may be due to defective design, defects in the manufacturing process, or issues with a product’s marketing or instructions.
Accidents caused by defective vehicles or vehicle components may cause a single car to crash, or they could result in multi-car accidents. Either way, if another party’s negligence was the root cause of your accident, they may be liable for your damages in a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
For a free legal consultation with a defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 766-3527
Determining Who to Pursue for Compensation
A New Orleans defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to investigate your accident and identify the liable party. When our legal team handles your compensation claim, we may be able to:
- Glean details and important information from your crash report
- Analyze any available photos or videos of the accident
- Consult expert witnesses about the mechanical cause of the accident
- Check official documents for vehicle or component recall notices
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident caused by a vehicle malfunction, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777. A member of our team can provide you with a free, no-obligation case review today.
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Assessing Your Financial Damages
You may be entitled to financial compensation if negligence was the cause of your accident. Depending on the details of your case, the recoverable damages may include:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Past income loss
- Future income loss
- Property damage
You may also be able to recover compensation for non-economic damages, which are losses that do not have a monetary value attached. These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Physical disability
- Physical disfigurement
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can collect evidence of your damages and estimate their value when we represent you.
Working with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on Your Case
In addition to identifying the cause of your accident and the liable party, when we work together on your case, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to:
- Give you legal advice and answer your questions
- Communicate with all parties on your behalf
- File your personal injury insurance claim and/or lawsuit
- Engage in settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Take your case to trial if they do not make you a fair settlement offer
We may be able to provide you with these services, and more, on a contingency-fee-basis. There are no up-front payments required in this arrangement. Instead, our attorney fees come from a percentage of your settlement offer or court award, if and when you win your case.
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The Time Constraints on a Car Accident Lawsuit
Do not overlook the important role of time in the filing of your lawsuit. Even if you are able to prove negligence against the at-fault driver, failure to comply with the statute of limitations could mean that your case gets dismissed and that you are unable to recover compensation for your damages via a lawsuit.
Per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, there is a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana. For information on what specific deadlines pertain to your case, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today. The sooner you consult a member of our team, the sooner we can start working on your case.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers believes that you and your family should not have to carry the financial burden of a car accident caused by another party’s negligence.
If you qualify, a New Orleans defective design or manufacture of vehicles or vehicle components lawyer from our firm can take over your case and fight for compensation on your behalf.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.