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Holding Manufacturers Liable for Orange County, California Auto Products Liability

December 31, 1969

Every year, there are vehicle occupants and pedestrians that are killed because an automaker made a vehicle that contained a defective auto part or malfunctioned for some other reason. While it can feel intimidating to go after a giant manufacturer to pursue damages for your Orange County, California personal injury or a loved one's wrongful death, there is no reason to let your fears get the better of you and prevent you from obtaining the financial recovery that you are owed.

There is no such thing as a minor defect when it comes to cars because of the serious consequences that an arise. In Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, Anaheim personal injury lawyer Vincent Howard of Howard Law, PC represents clients with California auto products liability claims against car manufacturers, sellers, distributors, and auto parts makers over different vehicle defects and safety issues, including:

• Engine problems
• Faulty seat belt systems
• Seat back failure
• Tire tread separation
• Tire blowout
• Rollover crashes
• Roof crush cases
• Crashworthiness
• Auto fires
• Faulty door latches
• Air bag defects
• Auto wire defects
• Window glass defects
• 15-passenger van accidents
• Sudden intended acceleration
• Brake problems
• Steering issues
• Transmission defects
• Fuel system problems
• Crashworthiness flaws

A product defects claim typically can be brought due to an alleged design defect, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect. Design defects usually involve a vehicle or one of its part that was made with a design that was dangerous or unsafe to begin with. Manufacturing defects can involve safety issues that were brought about during the production of the auto or one of its parts. Sometimes it is just one or a few vehicles impacted, on other occasions, it may be a whole assembly line or entire model year (or even more than one) Failure to provide adequate safety warnings or proper instructions on how to safely operate a vehicle can also be grounds for a lawsuit if serious injury or death results.

Auto defects can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Depending on the safety issue involved, a car defect or malfunction can make a driver to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a traffic crash or pedestrian accident. If the defect involves a safety device in the vehicle, such as a seat belt that appears to be secured but isn't due to a mechanism problem, then this could fail to protect the auto occupant in the event of a crash.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Vehicle Safety, NHTSA

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Anaheim car crash attorney Howard is not afraid to go after even the largest defendants if it means making sure his clients are compensated for the harm that they have suffered. Motor vehicle accidents involving auto defects can lead to all kinds of injuries, including spinal cord injuries, back injuries, head trauma, burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, paralysis, and amputations.

Your first consultation with Los Angeles auto defects lawyer Vincent Howard is free.