Florida Auto Product Liability Attorney
Defective Cars and Automobile Parts
Were you harmed by a defective car or faulty car part? You may have an auto product liability claim. Auto product liability has been in the public eye lately due to the GM ignition switch recalls for the crash deaths and injuries it caused. When auto manufacturers knowingly develop unsafe products and people are harmed as a result, victims could be entitled to financial compensation.
Contact a Tampa car accident attorney at Givens Givens Sparks to discuss your potential auto product liability claim.
Auto Recall Class Action Lawsuits
If multiple people are injured through the same act of negligence/liability, they could form a class and file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This is called a class action lawsuit. To reference the GM ignition switch case again, consumers who were injured by this faulty part formed a class action to sue General Motors. Class actions can be grouped by location for convenience.
Examples of Auto Product Defects
Just about any car component can be defective, either by faulty manufacturing or faulty design.
Below are some of the most recognizable auto product defects cases:
- Ignition switch defects
- Stability problems (roof crush and rollover accidents)
- Seatbelt defects (ex: latching problems)
- Airbag defects (failure to deploy, serious injury upon deployment, etc.)
- Tire defects (ex: tread problems)
- Gas tank position (could cause car fires)
If you were injured in an accident that you believe was caused by an automobile product defect, whether a product recall has been issued or not, you have the right to seek legal action. Contact a Tampa car accident lawyer at Givens Givens Sparks to see if you have a claim.
Legal Representation from Tampa Car Accident Lawyers
The talented Tampa personal injury attorneys at our firm will be available to discuss your concerns and will keep you informed of the progress of your claim. We pride ourselves on being fully responsive to a clients’ needs. Call Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC for a consultation with a committed Tampa personal injury lawyer who will advise you of your rights and answer your questions.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.