Causes of Car Accidents
While most Milwaukee car accidents are caused by driver impairment or negligence, car defects due to defective parts or defective design do cause motor vehicle accidents as well.
Auto Defects & Milwaukee Auto Accidents
When a car defect or defective car part leads to a car accident injury in Milwaukee, the accident victim can sue the manufacturer (or other responsible party, such as the designer or supplier) to recover compensation related to their injuries.
For instance, if your car crash was caused by brakes failing to work and the reason your brakes did not work is because they were not manufactured correctly, the brake manufacturer could be held liable for any injuries sustained in that accident.
Common Car Defects That Cause Car Accidents in Milwaukee
Common car defects and defective auto parts that cause motor vehicle accidents in Milwaukee include:
- Bad seat design
- Seatback failure
- Defective brakes
- Tire defects
- Inadequate windshield strength
- Lack of vehicle stability
Crashworthiness is the ability of a vehicle to protect its occupants during a crash. There are federal guidelines in place that define vehicle manufacturer responsibilities in terms of vehicle crashworthiness, and, if a vehicle does not comply with those regulations, manufacturers can be held liable for injuries sustained in inadequately crashworthy vehicles. If you were in an accident in a car that did not meet crashworthiness standards, you may be entitled to sue the car manufacturer for damages.
Free Legal Consultations for Auto Accidents Due to Car Defects
If a car defect or defective auto part caused your accident, you are entitled to compensation for losses due to medical bills, lost wages and more. For a free legal consultation to better understand your potential case and options, call car accident attorney Karl Gebhard. He will act swiftly to help you protect your rights and build your case. All services are offered on a contingency basis.
For your free consultation, call today at 414-873-6550.