Katy Mechanical Malfunction Accidents Lawyers
Car accidents happen every day. Driver negligence or infrastructure issues often cause these accidents. However, a significant number of car accidents are caused by mechanical malfunction.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car accident caused by a mechanical malfunction, contact a Katy, TX mechanical malfunction accident lawyer immediately. Proving that a car crash was caused by a manufacturer or mechanic error can be extremely complicated. A knowledgeable mechanical malfunction accident lawyer can start a thorough investigation of all the evidence to build a compelling case to help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Adams Law Firm, we have over 35 years of successful legal advocacy in car accident cases. We’ve been ranked in the top 100 trial lawyers in Texas, and we have won our clients millions of dollars in settlements. We value our clients and treat every case as our most important. We have the resources and experience to launch an exhaustive investigation, build an airtight case, fight the big insurance companies for a fair settlement, and go to trial if negotiations with the insurance companies fail.
At Adams Law Firm, you’re more than a number to us. You’re family. Contact us today at (800) 559-0593 to get a free and confidential evaluation.
Why Do I Need a Mechanical Malfunction Accident Lawyer?
Mechanical malfunctions aren’t always the obvious cause of car accidents. It takes in-depth investigative work to prove that manufacturer or mechanic negligence led to a car accident.
At Adams Law Firm, we know how to navigate the complexities of this kind of investigation. We start as soon as we can, and we do a thorough forensic evaluation of the crash site, your injuries, and the vehicle itself.
We know that the big insurance companies will not give you the compensation that you deserve if you try to settle with them by yourself. Statistics show that accident victims with legal counsel get settlements that are three times higher than those of accident victims without a lawyer.
That’s because insurance companies know how to intimidate accident victims who are negotiating settlements without a lawyer. Insurance companies also understand immediate financial strains, so they offer lump-sum settlements that seem like adequate compensation.
However, financial needs from accidents can last for months, years, or a lifetime, and encompass much more than just medical bills. But, once an accident victim has accepted the insurance company’s settlement offer, then they can’t make any more claims for that accident.
After the car accident, the insurance company will contact you to try to get the case settled. Refer them to your attorney, and let your attorney handle all negotiations with them.
At Adams Law Firm, we know that mechanical malfunction car accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or death. You may be entitled to significant compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care, and more. We will fiercely advocate for the compensation you need and you deserve.
An experienced car accident lawyer can prove liability, no matter how complicated the case may seem. With mechanical malfunction accidents, both a mechanic and the manufacturer may be liable.
If a mechanic performed improper repairs or was negligent performing work on your car, they may cause serious issues that lead to accidents. Car mechanics must adhere to industry standards for repairs. If they don’t, they can be held liable for your accident.
Common car mechanic errors include, but are not limited to the following:
- Failing to identify and repair necessary parts
- Installing an incorrect replacement part
- Failing to notice needed repairs during a vehicle inspection
- Damaging parts while doing maintenance or repairs
- Modifying the car illegally
These mechanic errors are difficult to spot and can be even more difficult to prove. However, an experienced mechanical malfunction accident lawyer can find and prove them to hold the mechanic liable.
The more common culprit in a mechanical malfunction accident case, however, lies with the manufacturer. Manufacturing malfunction can be the result of a flawed product design or a manufacturing defect. A flawed design can mean that the entire line of vehicles is defective and will malfunction, while the manufacturing defect may be specific to a single vehicle or vehicles made within a framework consisting of time, parts used, or both.
Either type of manufacturing malfunction can result in serious injuries or deaths.
While manufacturers have a strict set of safety guidelines and regulations they must meet, they don’t always follow them. Malfunctions often occur when manufacturers cut corners in order to get their vehicles to the market faster. In the competitive vehicle world, more and more manufacturers are so eager to get their product out first that they neglect safety regulations in the process.
When a car manufacturer realizes that their vehicles have design or manufacturing flaws, they are required to report them to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration within five days. The manufacturer must also notify their dealerships, distributors, and car owners.
However, many times, car manufacturers don’t report these flaws and knowingly release unsafe vehicles to the public. Since 2009, car manufacturers have paid out over $85 million in fines for intentionally withholding information on product defects. In 2019 alone, we’ve seen major recalls for airbags, seatbelts, cables, and more.
A manufacturer malfunction can include, but is not limited to:
- Transmission issues
- Poorly-built frames
- Inadequate windshield wipers
- Airbag deployment issues
- Faulty brakes
- Steering system issues
- Defective tires
- Radiator leaks
- Improper seat belt installation
- Defective headlights or taillights
Car accidents caused by manufacturer malfunction can lead to catastrophic injuries or deaths.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident caused by a mechanical malfunction, let us help you determine if the manufacturer is liable and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Mechanical Malfunction Injuries
Over three million people in America are injured in car accidents every year, and two million of those injuries lead to long-term and permanent health problems.
Sometimes car accident injuries aren’t immediately apparent. Some car accident injuries appear later; so you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident.
Common car accident injuries can include:
- Broken bones or fractures – While broken bones may not require invasive surgery, they do have a long recovery period during which you often cannot work.
- Soft tissue injuries – This can include torn and damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Burns – While minor burns can be easily remedied, serious burn damage can lead to extensive surgery, long-term pain and scarring, or even death.
- Spinal Injuries – A damaged spinal cord is a serious injury that can result in permanent weakness or partial or full paralysis.
- Neck or back injuries – These can range from minor whiplash to severe long-term mobility issues.
- Head or brain trauma – A head or brain injury can cause lifelong medical problems, such as traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, or internal bleeding. All of these can necessitate major surgery and can result in permanent memory loss, cognitive decline, or brain death.
Any injury sustained in a car accident caused by a mechanical malfunction can be devastating and life-changing. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, you need an experienced mechanical malfunction accident attorney to take the legal burden off your shoulders so that your family can focus solely on recovery.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In Texas, you have two years after your car accident to file a claim. If you have lost a loved one to a car accident caused by a mechanical malfunction, you have two years after their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you miss these deadlines and attempt to file a claim after the two-year mark, your case will most likely be dismissed and you will lose any chance at compensation.
Retaining a lawyer that understands the strict timelines of filing lawsuits will ensure that you don’t lose a settlement because of a missed deadline.
Contact Us Today
After a car accident, you need a lawyer that can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. A car accident caused by a mechanical malfunction can leave you with insurmountable medical bills, expensive surgery, long-term pain and medical needs, lost wages, and more. A mechanical malfunction accident attorney can help you navigate the complicated legal progress, build a strong case, and help you get compensation for your suffering.
At Adams Law Firm, we’ve been helping Texas car accident victims for over 35 years. Our team of attorneys and legal advocates are committed to aggressively litigating your case and helping you obtain financial security in your time of need.
Furthermore, we know that medical issues can be ongoing, so we don’t settle with insurance companies until you’ve made all the medical progress that you will make. We don’t do anything on your behalf without your approval and involvement.
Call us now at (800) 559-0593 to schedule a free and confidential consultation about your car accident.
The Adams Law Firm Difference
Attorney Will Adams has fulfilled and maintained the rigorous requirements to become a certified expert in both personal injury and Civil Trial Law.
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Recognized as leaders in the field, we have been voted top lawyers in personal injury law for the Houston area. We are known for skilled, dedicated advocacy.
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