We all know car accidents are commonplace–not just the fender-benders, but high-impact collisions that cause drivers, passengers, and pedestrians serious injuries or even wrongful death. Unfortunately, in addition to the risks of the road that result from inexperienced, risk-taking, distracted or impaired drivers, we also have to worry about the dangers presented by product defects in the cars themselves.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured during a car accident that was caused or exacerbated by a defect in one of the cars involved in the crash, Sherman Law Firm is ready to defend your rights and help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve. Depending on the particular circumstances of the accident, and whether there were other factors of causation at play (e.g. a distracted driver or an icy road surface), we will investigate thoroughly, talk to any witnesses, and clarify your legal options.
Modified Comparative Fault in Texas
Even if there was another causative factor in play and even if you bear partial responsibility for the accident, we can still win you significant compensation. Texas law stipulates that the percentage of fault attached to the plaintiff is subtracted from the settlement, so if you are found to be 20 percent at fault and are awarded $100,000 in damages, you will receive $80,000. If, however, the court finds that you are 51 percent responsible for the accident, you will not receive any damages at all. Though this may seem arbitrary and unfair, don’t worry. Our sharp attorneys are adept at convincing those who will judge your case that the percentages work in your favor.
Sherman Law Firm: A Superior Car Defect Attorney with a Track Record of Success
You’ve probably learned by now the value of dealing with true professionals, whether they are pastry chefs, real estate brokers, or bricklayers. This is why it is so important to look for an auto defect attorney when you have suffered damages due to a mechanical or other auto defects. In Houston and its surrounding area, Sherman Law Firm is the place to come. We have just the right combination of talent and experience to give you the best chance of winning substantial damages for your physical and emotional trauma.
Proving Your Car Defect Case
To make a sustainable claim against the car manufacturer, we have to be able to prove that:
- Part of the vehicle was poorly designed, mistakenly manufactured and/or didn’t come with appropriate instructions or warnings.
- You sustained serious injuries and/or financial losses due to the aforementioned defect.
- You were using the vehicle as intended when you were injured.
We have several tactics to use to convince a judge or jury that another party (or more than one) should be held accountable for your injuries.
Targeting the Right Defendant
As noted, it is possible that there was another contributory cause of your accident, but in terms of the car defect, Sherman Law will use experts in various fields — e.g. engineering, mechanics, electricity, and medicine — to testify to how the noted auto defect caused your injury. Common dangerous car defects can arise during various parts of the automotive production process: design, manufacture, assembly, testing, installation, inspection, or even transport or sales. These defects include defective:
- Seat belts
- Steering mechanisms
- Gas tanks
- Flammable upholstery
- Roof or roll-bars defects
- Uncontrollable accelerators
- Electrical wiring
You may remember hearing or reading that such car defects have resulted in many serious injuries and even wrongful deaths. Many cars have been recalled to prevent more catastrophes, such as Volvo’s steering mechanism, GM ignition switches, Takata Airbags, and Chrysler Jeep fuel tank defects, not to mention several brands of SUVs with a propensity to roll over. Depending on the specifics of your case, we may file a lawsuit against the car manufacturer, the manufacturer of its parts, the party that assembled or installed the product, the wholesaler or retail establishment that sold you the car.
Whether your injury was the result of a recalled auto part or not, Sherman Law Firm is at your side to hold whoever harmed you accountable. We are committed to winning your case, even if the offending party is a large, cumbersome corporation.
Contact Our Houston Car Defect Attorney
Our highly skilled car defect attorney has the energy, stamina, and determination to win you every bit of compensation you are entitled to. We are well aware of the widespread negative impact of your car accident injury on the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of your family. For this reason, we will fight with every ounce of legal power and technical knowledge we have to win you the financial settlement or verdict you deserve for:
- Lost income (present and future)
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Destroyed property
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Once you consult with our experienced car defect attorneys, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have taken a productive step in the right direction and the relief from knowing that you will no longer have to bear the burden of dealing with large auto manufacturers, insurance companies, and healthcare facilities.
You will now be able to spend your time fully engaged in recovering from your terrible ordeal. Also, you will have the wonderful feeling of security that comes from not having to worry about money since Sherman Law Firm will charge you nothing for your initial consultation and no attorneys’ fees until we win your damages. Don’t prolong the period of worry and distress. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you will begin to relax.