auto defects

Philadelphia Auto Defect Lawyer

If an automobile or an auto part is defective, it can cause severe or fatal injuries to drivers, passengers, and other motorists. If a manufacturer’s defect contributes to a serious accident or makes injuries from a crash worse than they would have been without the defect, victims may have the right to seek compensation for their losses.

At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., our Philadelphia car accident lawyers represent people who have been injured in any type of accident resulting from an automotive defect. We have extensive experience with these types of cases, and we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

We work with experts in engineering, automotive design, and other fields, who provide valuable technological insight in auto defect cases. In one particular auto defect case, our attorneys represented a client who suffered a serious spinal cord injury as a result of a seatbelt defect. In this lawsuit, we obtained a landmark verdict of $55.3 million, the largest award ever in an auto defect case in Pennsylvania.

If you have been injured because of a car defect, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with our skilled and compassionate Philadelphia auto defect attorneys.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Vehicle Defect Accident?

Automotive defects are almost always the result of negligence on the part of the manufacturer. When a car defect results in a crash or otherwise injures someone, victims may file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible manufacturer. If the injuries were fatal, the surviving family may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Parties who may be liable for auto defect injuries include:

  • Vehicle manufacturer. The company that produces and distributes a defective vehicle may be held liable for defects in the car’s overall design. Manufacturing and design defects can result in a car or truck that is unsafe. Some car defects may actually cause car accidents, while others may contribute to serious, potentially fatal, injuries in the event of a collision. In some cases, the defects may even be directly related to features designed to enhance safety within the vehicle, such as airbags or seatbelts.
  • Parts manufacturer. Different companies often manufacture different components of the same vehicle. For instance, a defective airbag may contribute to your car accident injuries. If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer responsible for producing or testing the defective airbag. You may be able to name both the automaker and the manufacturer of the parts in your lawsuit.

An experienced Philadelphia auto defect lawyer can help you determine which parties may be held liable for the injuries you suffered due to an auto defect. An attorney’s investigation often involves tracing the production and delivery of the vehicle and identifying how a defective part or vehicle came to be distributed to the consumer.

Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Vehicle Defect

At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., we understand how critical it is for our clients to receive the compensation they need to move forward with their life after a crash caused by an auto defect. We work tirelessly to help clients receive the full and fair compensation they deserve, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses for injuries caused by the defect
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical limitations
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

Automakers and parts manufacturers may agree to settle individual claims or offer affected consumers the opportunity to file a claim with a settlement fund. We strongly discourage accepting any settlement until we have first thoroughly reviewed your case.

Chances are you will be offered a settlement that is far less than what your injury claim is worth. Also, be sure to never give a statement without first consulting with a lawyer.