Kentucky Auto Product Liability Claims

Lexington, KY Car Defects and Recalls Lawyer

When thinking about the causes of auto accidents, many people think of human error - such as:

  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • 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.

Our Lexington auto defect attorney James Vaught is here to discuss your injury case caused by a defective or dangerous product. Contact us for a free initial case consultation today!

Types of Auto Product Liability Cases We Handle

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
  • Seatback failure
  • Vehicle fires/ignition fires
  • Park-to-reverse
  • 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

What Are the Factors in Auto Product Liability Cases?

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:

It is important to preserve the vehicle or product that caused the injury because it may be crucial evidence in the injury case.

Schedule your free first meeting with our Lexington auto defect lawyers by contacting his firm as soon as possible. We are here to help with your defective vehicle claims!