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Multiple parties may be held liable in a defective vehicle accident
There are a wide range of possible defects that could contribute to an accident. Some, such as issues with steering or brakes, can cause a collision to happen in the first place by making it impossible to stop or avoid an obstacle. Others, such as faulty seatbelts and airbags, do not cause accidents directly - but they do increase the severity of injuries sustained in those accidents.
Unraveling the picture of exactly what caused your accident can be tricky. You need to contact an attorney who excels at research and can thoroughly review the evidence from the scene of the accident. In many cases, we've consulted experts who can prove that a vehicle defect was the cause of your injury.
Depending on the circumstances, any or all of the following entities could be held liable for your injury:
- The manufacturer of your vehicle
- The manufacturer of another vehicle involved in the accident
- The manufacturer or distributor of defective parts
- Another driver who was at fault for the collision itself
- A mechanic or other professional who did work on an involved vehicle
These cases can be exceptionally complicated, requiring extensive investigation and months or years of hard work. And if the defendant in your case is an auto manufacturer, winning won't be easy. These companies have teams of lawyers and investigators on their side to protect their bottom line.
Some law firms shy away from these complex cases, but we think bigger at Tracey & Fox. We know how to take on big companies and win, and we're dedicated to fighting for fair compensation for our clients. If you've been injured, come to our Houston office or call (713) 955-7854 for your free consultation.