Auto Defects

Crown Point Car Defect Lawyer

What Happens When Cars Are Defective?

Car manufacturers have a duty to produce vehicles that are safe to drive. When a company fails to uphold this duty, it can be held accountable for any injuries or deaths that result from the defect. If you were injured or your loved one was killed in an accident involving a defective vehicle or auto part, you have the right to take legal action. Our Crown Point auto defect attorney at Alvarez Law Office has the resources to handle even the most complex cases. We understand the financial and emotional toll these accidents can take on victims and their families, and we are prepared to fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

Get in touch with our firm today at (219) 300-5204 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation. Se habla español.

Types of Auto Defects

There are several different types of auto defects, and many different parties may be responsible for these defects. When you work with our firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident in order to determine the exact cause of the defect and who is liable for your damages. We can then work to hold this party responsible and seek the maximum compensation you are owed.

Some of the most common types of auto defects include:

  • Brake defects
  • Defective tires
  • Sudden acceleration
  • Sticking accelerator pedals
  • Defective seat belts
  • Defective airbags
  • Roof crush
  • Defective fuel systems
  • Defective ignition switches
  • Defective door latches
  • Defective steering systems
  • Defective child safety seats
  • Defective car seats

These and other auto defects can cause or contribute to serious and fatal car accidents. If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a car crash, our firm can help you determine if a defective vehicle or auto part was to blame.

How to Prove an Auto Defect Claim

To have a successful auto defect claim, it will need to be proven that the vehicle or auto part was defective and that this defect was the cause of the accident and your injuries. To prove these elements, you will need to present evidence.

Some of the most compelling types of evidence in an auto defect case include:

  • Photos/videos of the accident scene and damage to the vehicle
  • Accident reconstruction reports
  • Vehicle and/or auto part maintenance records
  • Vehicle and/or auto part manufacturer recalls
  • Expert testimony
  • Medical records
  • Proof of lost income/wages
  • Vehicle and/or auto part manufacturer documents
  • Witness statements

Our firm has extensive experience gathering evidence in auto defect cases, and we know what it takes to prove liability and damages. We can also help you understand how the statute of limitations applies to your case and what you need to do to protect your right to recover.

How Our Firm Can Help

After a serious car accident, you may need to take legal action against the liable party in order to pay for your medical bills and other expenses. However, when you are already dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial aftermath of a crash, the thought of pursuing a lawsuit can be overwhelming.

Our Crown Point auto defect lawyer can handle every aspect of your claim so you can focus on what really matters: your recovery. We can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, gather all available evidence, work with experts to prove liability and damages, and build a strong case on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Our firm is not afraid to go up against even the largest auto manufacturers and their insurance companies, and we are prepared to fight tirelessly for you.

Call our office at (219) 300-5204 or contact us online today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. There are no out-of-pocket costs for you, and you pay nothing unless/until we win your case.

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  • Distracted Driving

    Whether it's due to texting, eating, or getting into an argument with a passenger, drivers who are not fully focused on the road greatly increase their risk of causing an accident.

  • Drunk Driving

    Despite rigorous laws and penalties, drunk driving remains a critical problem in Indiana. Alcohol impairs a driver's ability to operate the vehicle safely, often leading to serious, even fatal accidents.

  • Excessive Speeding

    Speeding reduces a driver's control over the vehicle and increases the chances of a collision.

  • Failing to Follow Traffic Laws

    Running red lights or stop signs, turning without signaling, and attempting to pass in no-pass zones are all traffic violations that can cause collisions.

  • Reckless Driving

    This includes a wide range of dangerous behaviors including tailgating, changing lanes without signaling, and aggressive driving. Such irresponsible behavior is often due to impatience, road rage, or lack of regard for traffic laws and safety.

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Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which may be catastrophic and life-changing. Not all injuries may be obvious at first, which is why it is essential to see a medical professional after any auto accident. Our Crown Point car accident attorneys are ready to represent you if you suffered any of the following injuries because of another driver’s negligence:

  • Whiplash
    This soft tissue injury often occurs during rear-end collisions when the sudden motion causes the neck to jerk back and forth forcefully. Symptoms include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and dizziness.
  • Head and Brain Injuries

    These can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. Symptoms may include headaches, confusion, memory loss, and in serious cases, long-term cognitive problems.

  • Broken Bones
    The impact of a collision can easily break bones, especially ribs, arms, legs, and collarbones. These injuries can be extremely painful and may require surgery to repair.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

    These can lead to partial or complete paralysis, depending on the severity and location of the injury. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, and loss of function in certain parts of the body.

  • Burn Injuries
    A collision can cause a vehicle’s fuel tank to rupture and ignite, leading to fire and subsequently, burn injuries. Overheated engines or exhaust systems can also lead to burns if they come in direct contact with the skin during the accident. Electric vehicles pose a unique risk, as their lithium-ion batteries can catch fire upon impact in a collision, again potentially leading to burn injuries.
  • Internal Injuries

    These can be especially dangerous, as they are not always immediately apparent. Damage to organs, blood vessels, or the abdomen can lead to serious complications and requires immediate medical attention.

  • Psychological Injuries
    Car accidents can also lead to psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. These types of injuries are often overlooked but can have a significant impact on a victim's life.
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