San Jose Auto Product Liability Lawyers

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP: We Stand By Your Side

Car manufacturers have an obligation to sell products that are safe. Whether that product is a brand new automobile, tires, or brakes, all car parts are manufactured with the safety of the consumer in mind. However, there are instances where seemingly safe products turn out to be flawed in some way. When this happens, it is extremely important to have a skilled San Jose personal injury lawyer on your side who will fight for your rights and make sure that parties who are negligent are held accountable for their actions.

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What is auto product liability?

Auto product liability can take on a variety of forms:

  • Car design: Top heavy vehicles, almost as tall as their wheel base is wide, have a higher propensity for rolling over, thus posing added risk to consumers. Another example is improperly designed windshields that catch enough window-glare to seriously impair visibility while driving.
  • Materials used: As with any product, the parts used must be proven not to unreasonably fail and must not create dangerous situations when they are put to use.
  • Product recalls: If a manufacturer discovers a flaw in its product, and consumers of that product are not promptly notified of said flaw, then consumers may experience injury or other impairment as the result of the flaw.

Recent Case Result:

  • $5,650,000 Recovered: Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia

Do defective car parts cause accidents?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 41,059 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2007. While the vast majority of these accidents were undoubtedly caused by driver negligence, there is a portion of them that were probably caused by auto product defects that resulted in diminished vehicle performance and loss of control. Automobile and automobile parts manufacturers have an obligation to create and sell products that are safe, and that do not pose unreasonable risk when they are used as instructed.

Though safety measures are taken into consideration, unforeseen risks often arise, and it is the duty of manufacturers to promptly warn consumers of these new dangers. If a proper product recall is not declared, or a warning is not issued affording consumers every opportunity of safeguarding their well-being, then the product's manufacturer is responsible and can be held liable for damages resulting from the newly discovered risk.

How We Handle Auto Product Liability Cases

Our firm has a unique manner of handling product liability cases, including those involving automobile products. We can fully investigate the damage and build a case to show the jury and judges that a better design could have prevented your injury or loved one’s death. We are proud to roll up our sleeves and get to work on your behalf. Our firm will use any resources necessary to help you pursue the full amount you rightfully deserve. Our goal is to provide persuasive and powerful evidence to show that the liability lies with the manufacturer or another party.

Retain the Help of Our San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys

We can assist you if you or a loved one has sustained injury due to the following situations:

If you or a loved one has been negatively impacted as the result of auto product defects, don't hesitate to contact our skilled San Jose auto product liability lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our knowledgeable lawyers will examine the circumstances concerning your auto product liability case, and will work to hold negligible parties accountable for their actions, or lack thereof. Please call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today at (800) 900-0863 for a free consultation.

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