Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.
For those who may have bought the vehicles secondhand, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is an excellent resource that lists all current and past recalls for all models and years of cars manufactured and sold in the United States. Other car safety advocate websites will also provide this information.
When a part or system consistently causes collisions or dangerous driving conditions, carmakers will issue a recall of the vehicle to fix the problem. This can range from simply updating software to recalling the entire vehicle and paying consumers for their loss. Regardless of how a recall is handled, manufacturers will usually send notifications via mail to anyone who purchased the affected models as new cars.
If you find your car has been recalled due to a problem that caused your rollaway accident and you have suffered injury or loss as a result, you should contact an auto defect attorney right away. The Lyon Firm can assist you in deciding your options for pursuing compensation that may be available to you.
Yes, depending on the facts of your case. Understanding the technicalities of how a vehicle can malfunction to cause a crash often requires information from an auto engineering expert. At The Lyon Firm, we consult with trusted advisors to identify any and all factors that could contribute to an accident or injury. We review your case with our experts and keep you informed while we handle the investigation and build the case.
Joe Lyon and his team take pride in representing consumers to make America’s roads safer. We hold negligent car manufacturers accountable for their actions when they are responsible for a rollaway accident injury. Our experience in litigating product liability and personal injury lawsuits gives us a strong foundation for helping you seek recompense for losses.
Auto defects have been known to cause accidents from tire failure, tread separation, brake malfunction, and sudden acceleration. When a part malfunctions from poor design or manufacture and causes an accident, you may have grounds to pursue a product liability lawsuit.
Auto defects can play an integral part in causing injury in the event of an accident. This is especially true of rollaway accidents when the driver believes the car is correctly parked and safe to exit.
Auto manufacturers can be held liable in auto defect lawsuits. Many carmakers outsource the production of some of their components, leaving them at risk when other companies do not have sufficient quality standards. If outsourced parts are found to contribute to your rollaway accident, you may be able to include both the auto manufacturer and the component manufacturer as defendants in your case.
Automakers are not always aware of the defects from vendors until vehicles are delivered and in regular use. This does not generally absolve them of liability. Other possible defendants for defective auto part claims could include negligent auto dealerships or auto repair shops. These facilities could alter car parts or improperly repair automobiles with recalled or unauthorized modified components.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against negligent individuals or companies to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Brown County, Kentucky): The Lyon Firm was second chair a case involving a driver texting and driving when he crossed the median, killing a father of four. The case was resolved once discovery confirmed the cell phone records proved the texting-related incident. The settlement will pay for the surviving childrens’ education. The driver was likely facing additional criminal charges at the time of the settlement.
(Cincinnati, Ohio): The Lyon Firm was lead counsel in a $495,000 settlement. This case involved a motorcycle operator who sustained fractures of the calcaneus, talus, medial cuneiform, tarsal bones, and tarsometatarsal when a car ignored its driving lane and crossed into his right-of-way. Settlement provided repayment of medical bills of $20,000 and funds for future education to re-enter the work force in a less physically-demanding job.