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Safety on The Road: Product Liability and Your Car

April 30, 2018

Automobile accidents happen all too often on the U.S. highways, many times occurring due to no human error. These crashes can leave official accident investigators puzzled during the collision reconstruction process. While the directional path of a vehicle may be obvious, it is often not possible to determine what caused that vehicular motion. These are the type of accidents that commonly involve malfunctioning vehicle parts of which a driver may not be aware. And, liability for accidents and injuries caused by defective parts is not exclusive to a personal vehicle. Defective parts on other vehicles that cause accidents could leave a manufacturer and vehicle sales operation liable for damages to all injured victims when they retain an experienced product liability attorney in NJ like the professionals at the Law Offices of G. Martin Meyers.

Potential Problems

The Consumer Protection agency maintains a database of vehicles with parts that are currently or have been on official repair recall, which can be an excellent reference for a New Jersey product liability lawyer when crafting a case. Defective automobile components are installed more often than many vehicle owners understand, as many times ordinary equipment installed on multiple vehicle models can be inefficient. Possible parts include:

• Seat belts
• Air bags
• Braking systems
• Headlights
• Wheel assemblies and tires

Multiple Respondents and Strict Liability

Accidents involving defective parts are evaluated by the court system according to strict liability, which means a product liability lawyer in NJ is not required to prove negligence on the part of the vehicle sales outlet or the manufacturer. Both are responsible for damages under strict liability doctrine and all an attorney must prove is a correlation to the malfunctioning part and the causation of the accident. The possibility for a product liability claim arising from an auto accident claim means there is often excellent potential for recovery of whole financial damages that is not always available in a typical auto accident, and your New Jersey product liability lawyer from the Law Offices of G. Martin Meyers will work diligently to pursue all avenues of compensation based on the material facts of the case.

Contact a Product Liability Attorney in NJ

Anyone in New Jersey who has been injured in an auto accident that may have involved a defective auto part should contact the Law Offices of G. Martin Meyers for a free full evaluation of your claim value potential.