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January 27, 2021

Who’s at Fault When a Defective Car Part Causes an Accident?

Even if you’re a careful driver, something can go wrong in an instant. You may have been on a peaceful drive when you lost control of your vehicle and crashed. Now, you’re hurt, and it’s all because of a defective car part.

When this happens, you need to identify the at-fault party as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may be left paying for the suffering they caused. At Kohan & Bablove LLP, we’re prepared to help you identify the party that injured you, and we want to help you with your car accident claim.

Determining Fault for a Defective Car Part

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you may have been hurt because someone was careless with your safety. But that’s difficult to prove when you’re injured in a single-car accident—you can’t pin the blame on another driver. But your lawyer can still help you determine who’s at fault for your accident.

Let’s say your brakes failed while you were on the road, causing you to lose control of your car and crash. This defect can sometimes be the fault of the manufacturer. They’re responsible for ensuring their products are as safe as possible for consumers to use. If a part of your car fails unexpectedly, your lawyer may investigate the failure and determine whether a manufacturing error may have caused your injuries.

Compensation Due from the At-Fault Party

Once you know who’s at fault for your car accident, you then need to seek compensation for the suffering you experienced. You may have suffered severe injuries because of the accident, as well as other financial losses like lost wages, property damage, and the costs of household accommodations, like wheelchair ramps.

But your total compensation may cover more than just your economic damages. You may have also experienced pain and suffering, as well as emotional trauma because of your accident. These non-economic damages should also be compensated so you can make a full recovery.

Identify the At-Fault Party with a Lawyer’s Help

When you’re hurt in a single-car accident, determining fault can be tough. You may be unsure where to start, and you may not know who’s at fault even if you know a car part failed.

Because of this, you may need to start your claim with a lawyer at Kohan & Bablove LLP. Our lawyers have the tools you need to determine fault and seek compensation after a car part causes your accident. To work with us during a free consultation, call 1-844-404-2400 or complete the online contact form below.