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Auto Defect Injuries

Santa Clara County Attorneys for Defective Vehicle Injuries

Airbag The unfortunate reality is that some auto part manufacturers base their safety decisions on their bottom line rather than the safety of the general public. Perhaps one of the strongest driving factors behind the increased safety of the vehicles that we have today has been lawyers like the ones at our firm holding the manufacturers of auto parts that cause injuries financially responsible for them.

Holding the Manufacturers of Dangerous Auto Products Accountable

There are many different pieces and parts that comprise the assembly of a vehicle. Those parts may be manufactured by one or a number of different companies. It only takes one of those defective parts to be used in the assembly of a car that hits our public streets to cause a catastrophic injury or even a fatality. The types of accidents that can happen are:

  • vehicle rollover accidents;
  • defective tire blowouts;
  • defective seat belt injuries;
  • fuel tank explosions; and
  • accidents that happen because a motorcycle "wobbled" at a high speed.

These types of accidents are extremely dangerous and can cause life-long injuries. At the Law Office of Corsiglia, McMahon, & Allard, L.L.P., we have the experience necessary to hold the parties responsible for the manufacturing of the defective auto products that have injured you or a loved one.

Pursuing Just Compensation for Your Injuries

There may be more than one party responsible for your injury if you are injured by a defective auto part. Under California law, product liability claims can be brought against auto manufacturers, retailers, and even repair shops.

Defective auto part claims fall under the umbrella of product liability claims. There are two primary categories of product liability claims involving defective auto parts:

  • Defective manufacturing, which is a claim alleging that the auto parts in your vehicle were manufactured or shipped in a defective manner; and
  • Defective design, which is a claim alleging that despite the auto part being manufactured properly, the design of it is unreasonably dangerous.
Who Do I Sue If I Am Injured By a Defective Auto Part?

The particular facts of your case will determine who your product liability suit will name as a defendant. Our experienced team will analyze your case, offering our experience and insight in order to give you the best opportunity to get the compensation that you deserve. The various defendants whom we bring suit against include:

  • parts manufacturers;
  • car dealership or automotive supply shop;
  • middleman or shipper; and
  • used car dealerships.
I Was Driving My Friend's Car When I Was Injured. Can I Still Sue?

Even in cases in which you do not own the vehicle whose defective parts caused you injury, you may still have a products liability claim against the manufacturer. More importantly, you need to talk to one of our knowledgeable lawyers at the Law Office of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. All of them will be able to methodically advise you regarding your options.

Northern California Auto Defect Attorneys

The time you have to file your claim after you have been injured by a defective auto part decreases from the moment the injury occurs. Do not wait for the facts surrounding the injury to become blurry, or for evidence to be lost. Contact us at (408) 289-1417 to schedule your free consultation today.

Client Reviews
I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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