If you were in a car accident caused by faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance, you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible party. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, the liable party may be:
- A negligent car mechanic who caused your vehicle to fail and crash
- A negligent car mechanic who caused another vehicle to fail and crash into you
- Another driver who neglected to maintain their vehicle properly, causing your accident
- Another negligent party involved in the crash
A New Orleans faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident and identify the liable party when we represent you. Then we can help you bring a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit against them.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. We may be able to offer you representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment required.
Common Vehicle Maintenance Failures
When you buy a vehicle or take it in for vehicle maintenance, you should expect your vehicle to come back working properly. However, this does not always happen. Mechanics may make mistakes, and vehicle parts may not always work as they should. Even a minor vehicle maintenance failure can cause a devastating accident.
Some common vehicle maintenance failures include:
- Poor tires causing blowouts
- Brake failures and defects
- Computer errors
- Airbag release
- Headlights going out
- Engine failure
These are common vehicle maintenance failures that can cause accidents. There are also vehicle maintenance failures that can make accidents worse than they already are. Vehicles go through rigorous testing to ensure they are safe even in a car accident. However, people make mistakes, and parts of vehicles can fail. For example,
- Airbags not releasing
- Seatbelt failure
- Fuel leak
- Improper crash safety
For a free legal consultation with a faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 777-7777
Liability for Faulty or Neglected Vehicle Maintenance
No matter what the circumstances surrounding your faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance car accident, a representative of Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can review your claim at no cost to you. We may be able to help with accidents that involve:
New Vehicle Failure
When you purchase a new vehicle, you may think you have a vehicle that will run smoothly with no issues. When your brand-new vehicle causes an accident, who is liable? There can be a few different parties who may be liable for a new vehicle’s failure, such as the company that designed the vehicle, the company that produced the vehicle, or the company that sold you the vehicle.
Vehicle Maintenance Failure
If your vehicle fails right after you take your vehicle in for maintenance, you are probably surprised and confused. Why did you pay someone to fix your vehicle only to have it cause you an accident? Liability for this type of accident may fall on the mechanic or the company that produced a defective part installed in your vehicle.
Lack of Vehicle Maintenance
Some drivers may neglect basic vehicle maintenance, such as adding oil to their engine, replacing tires when their tread is low, or replacing worn brake pads. If another driver causes your accident due to their own lack of vehicle maintenance, they may be liable for your damages.
A New Orleans faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident and determine who may be liable for your damages when we represent you.
If you believe that another party was responsible for your accident, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free, no-obligation case review.
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Recoverable Damages a Car Accident Case
The consequences of a car accident can be severe. You may be left with major injuries, car repair bills, and a lack of income while you miss work to recover. If you can prove that another party’s negligence caused your crash, they may owe you compensation for your accident-related damages such as these.
Depending on the details of your case, the potentially recoverable damages may include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The Deadline to Sue in Louisiana
According to the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, a general one-year statute of limitations pertains to personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana. This is an important deadline to meet in your case. If you fail to file your lawsuit on time, it could be dismissed.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you meet the deadlines in your case when we represent you. Call us today for details on what specific deadlines pertain to your car accident case.
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When you work with a New Orleans faulty or neglected vehicle maintenance lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers on your case, you can focus on healing and recovering from your injuries while we fight for compensation on your behalf.
We can file your insurance claim and/or lawsuit and manage all communications in your case when we represent you. If the responsible party’s insurance company refuses to make you a fair settlement offer, we can take your case to trial.
For a free case review with a member of our car accident team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no upfront payments required. You only owe us our attorney’s fees in this arrangement if we win your case and recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award.