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Auto Product Design, Manufacturing & Testing Flaws

When an auto manufacturer decides to develop a new product, they must ensure that it is safely designed, properly manufactured, and adequately tested before it is released onto the market. Although this requires them to undergo several rigorous phases of product development, many companies are anxious to get through this process as quickly as possible. This means that they may even cut corners to do so.

When this happens, there is no telling how serious the ramifications will be—especially when the product will eventually play a role in driver safety. If a defective seatbelt is implemented in a new line of cars, for example, the manufacturers could be putting countless lives at risk. For this reason, it is important that the victims of product liability hold negligent parties accountable. If you have been injured, we are here to help.

Types of Faulty Auto Parts in Portland, OR

Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are composed of hundreds of parts, and each one plays a necessary role in the vehicle's functionality. This means that the consequences could be catastrophic if a simple component fails to do its job. Not only does it put the driver at risk, but it could also endanger the lives of anyone else in the vicinity of that hazardous vehicle.

You should not hesitate to follow up with legal action if you have been injured under any of the following circumstances:

  • Defective accelerator pads
  • Inadequate roll bars, support pillars & side rails
  • Faulty tires, brakes, airbags & seatbelts
  • Insufficient windshield strength
  • Unsupportive seatback
  • Inoperable door latches

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by any of the aforementioned factors, it is important that you discuss your case with a Portland personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Since the basis of your claim will rely on concrete evidence, you will need to ensure that the cause of your accident is properly documented and that your vehicle is thoroughly examined by an expert. When you contact the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe, we can take care of this on your behalf.

How often do faulty auto parts cause accidents in the U.S.?

Since 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered manufacturers to recall more than 390 million vehicles, 46 million tires, and 66 million auto components. That being said, it is not unreasonable to assume that a substantial number of motor vehicle accidents have been caused by defective auto parts.

With more than 10 million car accidents taking place each year in the United States, more than 42,000 people are killed and 2.75 million are injured annually. Of these accidents, there is no telling just how many victims have been forced to suffer through the negligent mistakes of an auto manufacturer. Despite an increased focus on safety in recent years, manufacturers continue to put dangerous products out onto the market.

Learn How Our Portland Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Need an attorney for an auto product liability case in Portland, OR? The Law Offices of Timothy Grabe have been upholding the rights of wrongfully injured victims for more than three decades and have the knowledge and skill to effectively represent your claim. For this reason, you can trust in our Portland personal injury attorney to fight aggressively on your behalf—even against the big manufacturing companies.

Give us a call today at (503) 825-2115 or submit a free case evaluation form online.