Defective Design of Steering Systems
Defective design of steering systems in automobiles can lead to serious injuries and even death. If a company defectively designs the steering system in a car, they can be held liable. Many defectively designed steering system accidents may be single-car wrecks and no one ever investigates the cause of the accident. The police report may just claim that the accident was due to “driver error” and it wasn’t.
Defective Manufacturing of Steering Systems
Automobile manufacturers unfortunately release unsafe products into the marketplace regularly. Sometimes, the car’s systems are manufactured defectively, which can cause unexplained car accidents. Automobile manufacturers can be held liable for defects from the manufacturing process that cause injuries to drivers and their passengers.
Defective Repair of Steering Systems
If you were in an accident after having your steering system repaired, you should have a lawyer investigate whether or not your wreck was caused by defective repair of your steering system. Automotive shops do not always repair car parts to the manufacturers specifications. Not all automotive repair shops are qualified to make such major repairs as steering systems. We highly suggest you hire a qualified automotive repair shop to avoid defective repair of your car’s steering systems.
What compensation is available?
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), “the steering assembly is the most common source of serious injury for drivers involved in frontal crashes.” If you were injured by a defective steering system, you may be entitled to money. If you sustained physical injuries, there may be money for past and future medical bills. There may also be compensation for property damages. If you missed work due to your injuries, you may be able to receive money for lost wages. Families that lost a loved one may be able to sue the liable party.
How long do I have to file a defective steering lawsuit?
There are deadlines to filing a lawsuit for defective steering injuries. There are many factors that will determine when your deadline is, such as: where you live, when the injury occurred, when the car was bought, or when the repair happened. Our defective product lawyers can investigate your accident and determine if you are still within the legal time limit to file a lawsuit.
Can I afford a defective steering lawyer?
Woods & Woods defective steering lawyers never charge a penny unless you win your lawsuit. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If you lose your defective steering lawsuit, you owe us nothing. Our law firm has straight-forward contracts so clients understand every cost associated with a defective steering lawsuit. We never bill by the hour or charge for phone calls. Woods & Woods defective steering lawyers will never ask for any money upfront.
Why call Woods & Woods defective steering lawyers?
We have successfully represented thousands of clients. Since 1985, Woods & Woods Indiana personal injury lawyers has protected the rights of injured people and their families. Our dedication to clients and knowledge of the law help our clients win their lawsuits. We offer free legal consultations to anyone who has been affected by defected steering systems.