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
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
- Injuries due to lack of headrest
- 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 airbags are designed to provide protection and reduce injuries;
however, not all cars and vehicles are equipped with side impact airbags
even though they are available. Sometimes a car or vehicle manufacturer
can be held responsible for failing to install side impact airbags 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 our Lexington car accident attorneys by
contacting his firm
as soon as possible.