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October 23, 2020

What to Do When a Defective Car Part Causes an Accident

Not all car accidents are caused by the drivers. You may have been in a situation like that—you were on the road, minding your own business, when your steering wheel completely locked up. With no way to steer, you lost control and crashed, which caused severe injuries and totaled your car. 

But it wasn’t your fault, was it? 

In cases like these, you may need to determine whether you had a defective car part that caused the accident. If you’re having trouble pinpointing the reason for your accident, the lawyers at Kohan & Bablove LLP can help you determine your car accident’s cause and work 

Determine Who’s at Fault

When you’re hurt by a defective car part, your first concern is identifying the at-fault party. Typically, fault falls on one of the drivers, who may have been careless or even driving aggressively. The problem is, you may have been the only vehicle in the accident. 

Defective auto parts are usually the responsibility of the manufacturer. It has a duty to make sure its products are safe when it leaves its control. Because of this, it may be held liable for any injuries caused by their parts. 

Calculate Your Compensation

When you’ve determined who’s at fault for your car accident, you’ll also need to know what your compensation is worth. That compensation should cover both the financial losses you’ve suffered and your intangible emotional and mental suffering. 

For example, you have copies of your medical bills, so adding them up is easy. But what about your pain and suffering? These losses can be difficult to calculate without the right resources, so you may need to speak with a lawyer before you seek compensation for your losses on your own. 

Get Help from a Riverside Car Accident Lawyer

When you’re hurt because a defective car part caused an accident, you may need a lawyer from Kohan & Bablove LLP on your side as soon as possible. Your car accident lawyer can present your evidence, represent you in court, and help you get compensated. Learn more by planning a free consultation. Call 1-844-404-2400 or visit us online to seek legal counsel.