If you have recently suffered due to a car accident that was caused by a dangerous vehicle design, you may be rightfully wondering who exactly is liable. Vehicle malfunctions happen all the time, but when they cause a car accident in the state of Florida, you might very well be able to sue. The hard part is proving the vehicle manufacturer released a defective vehicle design. However, if you can prove this, you might be eligible for substantial compensation. Try talking with a Miami car accident lawyer about what this requires.
Defects that Cause Car Accidents
Defects in almost any vehicle part involving the engine and brakes can lead to serious accidents. Design defects exist in every released version of the vehicle or vehicle part. This is because design defects are problems in the actual design of the product itself that can be traced all the way back to the blueprints.
A variety of vehicle defect car accidents have happened over the past several years. Some of the most common dangerous vehicle defects of the recent past include:
- Cars that kept accelerating on their own
- Ignition switch malfunctions that caused the brakes, power steering, and airbags to stop working
- Engines that exploded
- Tread separation leading to tire blowouts
- Faulty brakes that fail to stop the car in time
Keeping up to date on vehicle recalls and car inspections is one way to try to avoid these accidents. Nevertheless, some of the defects happen while driving when people least expect them. Thousands of drivers have been injured or killed by these design defects. Consider contacting a Miami car accident lawyer if this has happened to you or a loved one.
Who Do I Sue for a Faulty Vehicle Design?
If your car accident was caused by a negligent driver and the compensation you were provided was not enough, you may have other options. When you have evidence that your car accident was also caused by a design defect, you could file a product liability lawsuit. Your product liability lawsuit would be filed against the vehicle or vehicle part manufacturer.
You need to prove the vehicle or vehicle part was sold to you by the party you are suing and that this is what caused your injures. This means you also need to prove your injuries and any other damages you suffered. Pictures, medical records, and a police report copy can help accomplish this.
The hardest part is proving the design defect that caused the accident. This may require investigating what the car repair shop found, the car manufacturer, and any history of recalls. You may need an expert to examine your vehicle for a design defect that may have caused the accident.
Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
Filing a lawsuit can be confusing and often tedious. Contact the Piedra Law Injury Attorneys today at (855) 881-4878 to speak with a Florida auto accident attorney for a free consultation. Our team of lawyers can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income. We serve clients throughout Miami, Dade County, Broward County, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, North Miami, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Doral, Kendall, and Homestead, Florida.