Kentucky Auto Product Liability Claims

Lexington, KY Car Accident Lawyer

When thinking about the causes of auto accidents, many people think of human error - such as drunk driving, speeding, or a driver who is distracted behind the wheel. However, there are other factors that can cause an accident; for example, vehicles with a defective product can lead to serious car accidents and injuries. Defective auto parts or defective vehicles can cause injury, even in one-vehicle crashes. All too often, the defective part or defective vehicle itself is the cause of the crash. In cases where a defective auto part caused the accident, you may be facing an auto product liability claim, and we can help.

Pursuing Compensation in Auto Product Liability Cases

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective or dangerous auto product, Attorney Vaught would like to speak with you.

Attorney James Vaught is prepared to discuss your product liability case. The following is a list of various types of product liability cases.

  • Defective tires (ex: tire tread separation)
  • Rollover crashes & injuries caused by roof crushes
  • Lack of side airbags
  • Seat back failure
  • Vehicle fires / ignition fires
  • Park-to-reverse
  • Injuries due to lack of head rest
  • Dangerous car seats for children
  • Rollovers caused by vehicle modifications, such as lift kits & oversized tires
  • 15 passenger van rollovers & other commercial vehicle rollovers

More Information About Factors That Can Be Involved

  • Side impact airbags: A car wreck involving a side impact-such as a "T-bone" collision can be one of the most dangerous injury-causing collisions on the roadway. Side impact air bags are designed to provide protection and reduce injuries; however, not all cars and vehicles are equipped with side impact air bags-even though they are available. Sometimes a car or vehicle manufacturer can be held responsible for failing to install side impact air bags that would have prevented injury or death caused by a side impact collision, regardless of who caused the wreck.
  • Tire tread separation: This can be a silent, but dangerous cause of one-vehicle crashes. There are many causes of tire tread separation and car crashes caused by unsafe tires. Manufacturing defects and tires in use beyond their useful life are two causes of tire-related crashes. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective tire or the separation of tire tread, it is important to save all parts of the defective tire because the defective tire could be crucial evidence to your injury case.
  • Aftermarket ("rims") wheels & tires: Changing the size or shape of the tires and/or wheels on a vehicle - especially on a truck or SUV - can change the center of gravity, handling, and performance characteristics of the vehicle from its original design. Often, the sellers of aftermarket rims and tires do not provide notice of the risks of installing these products. Then, the driver or passenger of the vehicle is injured when a crash occurs due to the aftermarket wheels and tires. Sometimes the seller and/or manufacturer of aftermarket wheels or tires can be held responsible for selling or for failing to warn of the dangers of injury or death caused by aftermarket wheels and tires.

All of the above can cause serious injuries or deaths. It is important to preserve the vehicle or product that caused the injury because it may be crucial evidence in the injury case. Contact Attorney James Vaught to discuss your injury case caused by a defective or dangerous product in a free initial case consultation.

Schedule your free first meeting with Attorney Vaught by contacting his firm as soon as possible.