Auto Product Liability

Can I sue for defective car parts?

Crash statistics show that more than 2,500 accidents in Pennsylvania in 2010 resulted from a vehicle defect. Auto manufacturers and auto product manufacturers are required to conduct extensive safety tests on their vehicles and products before distributing them to consumers. If the product is distributed before a major defect has been discovered, the user could suffer a serious car accident as a result of the product’s failure. Some of the most common auto product liability cases include:

  • Defective tires
  • Brake failure
  • Seat belt failure
  • Inadequate/defective air bags
  • Unstable auto design
  • Roof collapse in rollover accidents
  • Unintended acceleration

Ignition Switch Recalls on GM Models

GM has gained notoriety lately for a slew of auto product defects, one of the most infamous being the faulty ignition switches. This is a prime example of what can warrant an auto product liability claim. As of June 2014, GM agreed to pay up to several millions of dollars to the families of victims killed by the ignition switch defects. The millions of dollars were part of a victim’s compensation fund agreed to by the auto manufacturing giant. Because victims are still coming forward and defects are still being sorted out, the compensation fund remains open-ended.

Why choose Balzarini & Watson?

If you suffered an injury due to a defective auto part or product, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or claim. Our team can help you file a successful case. Through a claim or lawsuit, you may be able to collect financial compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, ongoing medical care and noneconomic damages. Speak with a lawyer from Balzarini & Watson to see how our team can help you file a successful case. We are passionate about helping people like you, so call our office and let us put decades of legal experience to work for your claim.

Our attorney team is highly recognized for success and experience in the area of personal injury. We have recovered more than $300 million in damages and have been AV® Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 25 years. We have also been included in the Best Lawyers in America® and have been featured in Pittsburgh’s Top Rated Lawyers® publication. Contact us as soon as possible to set up a case evaluation and learn what our seasoned legal team can do to handle your auto product liability case.

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To schedule a free consultation with the lawyers of Balzarini & Watson, contact us by calling 412-471-1200 or 866-316-2111. As a contingency-based law firm, you will not owe us a penny if we cannot recover compensation for you. Home and hospital visits are available for your convenience.

To schedule a free consultation in Pittsburgh, call 412-471-1200 or 866-316-2111.