Auto Product Liability Attorneys in Colorado Springs
Holding Negligent Auto Manufacturers Accountable
Every year, hundreds of lives are claimed in Colorado car accidents. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, at least 554 lives were lost in Colorado in 2020 alone. Another 545 fatalities from car accidents occurred the previous year. Of these statistics, many injuries and deaths are attributed to defective auto parts. When automakers fail to produce a vehicle that is safe for consumers, millions of people can be harmed.
At Clawson & Clawson, LLP our Colorado Springs auto product liability lawyers are prepared to take on major automakers and hold them accountable for their lack of concern for the public. From defective airbags to dangerous vehicle designs, our team can represent all types of auto product liability claims. Call (719) 602-5888 today to learn how we can help you.
Types of Auto Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims are unique in the way that they are handled because the type of claim filed will depend on the nature of the accident that occurred. From a wobbly motorcycle that cannot safely sustain high speeds, to a hefty SUV that is prone to rolling over, any number of incidents could ultimately result in an accident. If you are unsure whether you have a valid auto product liability claim, speak with a car accident attorney about the circumstances surrounding their accident.
We can carefully evaluate your claim with questions such as:
Was the vehicle manufactured defectively, or was it manufactured using defective parts?
Was the vehicle's design unreasonably dangerous?
Generally speaking, there are two types of auto product liability claims: those that claim defective manufacturing / defective parts, and those that claim an unreasonably dangerous design. If it can be proven that your automobile was manufactured using defective or unsafe parts, or it was manufactured in an unsafe facility, you have the right to make a claim based upon defective manufacturing. If, on the other hand, it can be proven that your accident resulted from an inherent flaw in the design of your vehicle, you will instead claim that an unreasonably dangerous design is to blame for the injury accident.
Common Auto Defects
There are a variety of ways that an auto part, or a vehicle itself, can be defective. Our attorneys have worked with many clients who have suffered serious injuries due to an automotive defect. In our experience, some of the most commonly defective parts include:
- Brake systems
- Fuel pumps
Who Can Be Held Liable for an Automotive Defect?
One of the most important aspects involved in making an auto product liability claim in the state of Colorado is identifying the potential defendants in your case. This can only be done once you have established what type of claim you will file. In fact, the type of liability claim you file can help you and your attorney decide upon who should be held responsible for the accident that resulted.
The potential defendants who can be named in this type of case include:
- The manufacturing company of the vehicle
- The manufacturer of a particular part of the vehicle
- The shipper / middleman of a vehicle or auto part
- The car dealership or the used car dealer
- The automotive supply shop
Clawson & Clawson: Serving Victims in Colorado, Parker & Pueblo
The process of filing an auto product liability claim can be complex, to say the least. For this reason, car accident victims need to seek legal representation as soon after a motor vehicle accident as possible. Doing so will allow a member of our team to investigate your accident and analyze the situation that caused it, thus enabling our team to help you file a liability claim effectively.
At Clawson & Clawson, LLP you will be represented by a legal team of personal injury attorneys with more than 100 years of combined experience and a number of professional accolades, including membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the American Association for Justice.
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