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Who’s Responsible for Auto Accidents Caused by Malfunctions?

Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that drivers caused 94% of auto accidents, but who is at fault for accidents caused by automobile malfunctions? Well, Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz is here to explain how fault is determined in auto accidents caused by malfunctions.

Car Parts & Negligence

Car part manufacturers are responsible for crafting parts that work well and keep drivers safe. However, when their parts fail to meet expectations due to design flaws, those injured in ensuing accidents may have the right to pursue defective product lawsuits.

Insurance companies determine negligence in every auto accident scenario, but determining negligence in accidents caused by vehicle malfunctions can be difficult due to the complexity of vehicle systems.

If a vehicle system malfunctions and causes an accident, the business associated with the part of the system that broke could be held liable. Additionally, the car company that sold the vehicle with the broken system could be held liable for selling a defective product.

Therefore, if your vehicle breaks down and you are injured as a result, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer to determine if you have the right to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer and/or retailer of the car.

Have You Been the Victim of Car Malfunction?

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car malfunction, you may have the right to pursue just compensation for any injuries you sustained. Attorney Ruben Ortiz works on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you don’t pay unless he wins!

Call (915) 308-8850 now for a free consultation for your case!