If you are injured in a car accident in Portland, it can be devastating and frustrating, especially if the accident was not caused by an impact with another driver, but because of a defective auto part. Nationally, approximately 40,000 car accidents a year are caused by defective auto parts, and these parts are often manufactured by large companies that are reluctant to claim liability. To get the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to move forward, seek out a Portland product liability attorney.
Product liability cases are often complicated because of the number of parties involved or the size of the companies that are involved with the product. “Manufacturers, distributors, and anyone who alters a product are responsible for designing and manufacturing the product in the safest manner that is reasonably possible,” says personal injury attorney Wm. Keith Dozier. With years of experience and a portfolio of successful product liability cases, Wm. Keith Dozier understands how overwhelming these cases can be.
Types of Product Liability Claims for Defective Auto Parts
Defective auto design can affect the engine, brakes, steering wheel, seatbelts, airbags, tires, or any other part of your automobile. Liability claims for defective auto parts tend to fall into one of three types:
- Design Defect: If the part has a design flaw or is inherently unsafe, it may be liable for accidents. Often, design defects affect all of the products made using that design and may result in recalls.
- Manufacturing Defect: If the product defect occurred while the product was being manufactured, it may result in a flawed or dangerous product. These defects may occur if poor workmanship was done if the pieces were made with inferior materials, or if the testing procedure was flawed.
- Lack of Warning: If the marketing around the product failed to give proper instructions about the product, or failed to adequately warn the consumer about the dangers of the product, this may be grounds for a liability claim.
Auto parts are not the only type of products that are subject to product liability claims. You may seek a personal injury attorney if you are hurt by any defective product. Examples of defective products include but are not limited to:
- Medical devices
- Medical drug
- Manufacturing equipment
- Construction Equipment
- Childcare Products
- Personal Electronics
- Kitchen Appliances
Finding the Right Portland Product Liability Attorney for Your Injury
When you have been injured due to a defective auto part, your first step is to visit a doctor to get the medical care you need. The next step is to call your personal injury attorney. Your attorney can review your case, gather evidence, and ensure you get the compensation you need to recover and look after your loved ones.
The associates at Wm. Keith Dozier LLC has had many successful product liability cases over the years. Some of the most successful cases include a husband who suffered a severe brain injury due to the failure of defective parts in a pickup truck, leaving his wife to care for their two young children. The manufacturer and local distributor of the truck knew of the propensity of the parts to fail and had been on notice of other similar injuries. The case was settled for a confidential amount.
Injury Attorney in Portland, Oregon
If you feel that you are not receiving the compensation you deserve, you have a right to contact an attorney and seek compensation.
Keith Dozier and his associates have litigated personal injury and discrimination claims against defendants of all sizes, from multinational corporations to large insurance companies. We have proven results, including a unanimous jury verdict for $19 million. We have achieved numerous recoveries in excess of a million dollars for severely injured clients. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.