We have all seen news stories about an auto accident involving only one vehicle that resulted in life-altering, serious injuries, or worse, loss of life. The accident could have been caused by someone hydroplaning and losing control, hitting livestock on the road, or just being unfamiliar with a roadway. We come across these stories so often, they seem sadly commonplace and usually leave us wishing there was something that could be done to help the injured driver or their family.
In auto accidents like these involving serious injuries or death, there is one question our firm always asks: “Is this a products liability case?”
What is a products liability case? Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. Basically, our firm would find the vehicle, then have an expert look at the vehicle in order to determine if the safety features protected the occupants in the way they should have, or if the design of the vehicle may have contributed to the occupants’ injuries or death.
In order for any law firm to take action on a potential product liability case, the vehicle has to still exist in the condition it was in at the time of the accident. Therefore, it is important to act quickly in order to preserve the vehicle so an expert can examine it.
If you have any questions as to if you or a loved one may have a products liability claim, we would be happy to discuss it with you. The good news is that even in the most tragic of circumstances, there is still hope that something can be done to help.
If you would live to learn more, visit our website: www.danielstarklaw.com.