Philadelphia Defective Auto Parts Attorneys

Defective Auto Part Cases

What if a defective seatbelt harmed your child? What if a defective tire sheared on a busy freeway while your wife was driving 65 mph? What if a defective braking part failed in a severe thunderstorm? Sadly, these questions become a reality for thousands of consumers across the country each and every year. In fact, since the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was enacted in 1966, more than 390 million cars, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles have been recalled over safety concerns.

In addition, more than 46 million tires, 66 million auto parts, and 42 million child safety seats have been recalled due to safety defects that were life-threatening. Auto parts manufacturers, like any product makers, have a duty to ensure their products are safe before hitting the market. Poorly designed, faultily produced, or mis-marketed auto parts have the potential to lead to severe injury or wrongful death.

Golomb Legalhas a proven track record of success representing victims of defective auto parts in both individual and consumer class action cases.

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If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident that you believe was due to a defective auto part, call us at (215) 278-4449 for help. Contact us today to request a free review of your case!

Types of Defective Auto Parts

There are thousands of recalls for car and truck parts every year, and many occur only after numerous people are harmed. Commonly recalled auto parts include:

  • Accelerator or brake pedals
  • Air bags
  • Brake components
  • Door latches
  • Electrical systems
  • Fuel lines
  • Gas tanks
  • Steering columns
  • Seat belts
  • Seats
  • Transmissions
  • Windshields

A defective auto part can come from the automobile manufacturer itself or from a separate manufacturer, such as a tire manufacturer or an aftermarket part manufacturer. Even automobile accessories can be defective and lead to serious and catastrophic accidents.

Do I Need A Defective Auto Parts Attorney?

When an auto part fails or has a defect, the results can be deadly. When this occurs, you need an experienced Philadelphia auto part manufacturers lawyer on your side. At Golomb Legal, our attorneys will investigate all aspects of your accident to determine if an auto part defect is to blame.

We often consult with design engineers, safety experts, analysts, forensic specialists, and medical professionals to expose the flaws in the auto part and the deliberate negligence of the manufacturer. These complex cases often take time and considerable resources to see to the end. As a result, you need a law firm with the resources needed to take large auto part manufacturers to trial-and win.

Unfortunately, auto part manufacturers don’t usually accept blame for their defective products easily. It is not uncommon for them to claim that natural wear and tear caused the product failure or that the blame for the accident lies solely with the car driver. In addition, they often employ large legal teams who are dedicated to protecting their bottom line and avoiding liability.

How to Prove Auto Part Manufacturer Liability

Golomb Legal. knows how to uncover the source of an auto part defect. While it is true that in many cases, the automaker is liable for any harm caused by a defective automobile, it is also true that some cases only pin the liability on the company that made the specific part that failed. It depends on how that failure happened and whether the automaker should have known that something was dangerous about it before buying and installing it.

We can use the following information and more to prove auto part manufacturer liability:

  • Expert testimonies from engineers
  • Internal safety records from the manufacturer
  • History of complaints about the specific auto part

A famous example of an auto part manufacturer being liable for a dangerous vehicle defect is the Takata airbag recall scandal. Millions of vehicles made by several manufacturers were recalled due to defective Takata airbags that had been installed in them. When investigations concluded, it was determined that liability for the airbags rested solely on Takata Corporation in the majority of the cases because the automakers had good reason to believe that the airbags would be safe for their intended use.

Compensation for an Auto Part Manufacturer Claim

The damages that you can demand from an auto part manufacturer will depend on the harm that the defective part has caused you and your family. If you were seriously injured, then you could be owed compensation that pays for your past and future medical bills, as well as your lost wages, pain, and suffering. If you only need to have your vehicle repaired and replaced, then you would have a property damage claim, but not a personal injury claim. Our firm focuses on auto part manufacturer claims and lawsuits that involve serious or life-changing injuries, so we can put our experience and resources to the best use.

How Golomb LegalCan Help You

At Golomb Legal, we don’t believe that auto part manufacturers should be allowed to hide behind these smoke screens and avoid taking responsibility for their defective products. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to stand up to major auto manufacturers and vehicle parts makers when their defective products result in harm to consumers. We fight aggressively for consumer rights and can help you stand up to large auto part manufacturers whose negligence has resulted in your injury.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident that you believe was due to a defective auto part, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Contact us at (215) 278-4449 to learn about your rights and legal options at this time.

Auto Part Manufacturer Lawsuit FAQ:

What are the biggest auto part manufacturers?

Dana Incorporated, Robert Bosch, and Denso Corporation are three of the largest auto parts manufacturers and suppliers in the country and across the world. Our attorneys are not afraid to take cases against these mega-corporations. We have the resources and experience needed to bring a case against any defendant for our clients.

Why do auto part defects happen?

Every auto part defect happens for a different reason, so every case requires an investigation. However, in many cases, the defect can be traced directly to the auto part manufacturer’s negligence. For example, a part might be made using the wrong material, or the design of the part could be problematic to begin with.

Over $2 Billion Won in Verdicts and Settlements

  • $410,000,000 Bank of America Class Action
  • $358,000,000 Benicar Drug Settlement
  • $250,000,000 Granuflo Medical Device Settlement
  • $162,000,000 JP Morgan Class Action
  • $137,500,000 Citizen Bank Class Action
  • $130,000,000 Against Credit Card Companies
  • $90,000,000 PNC Bank Class Action
  • $70,000,000 TD Bank Class Action
  • More Than $65,000,000 On Behalf of Attorneys General
  • $62,500,000 TD Bank Class Action