Cars have many safety features designed to protect occupants and help prevent collisions. But a design defect or defective equipment can cause a serious accident rather than helping avoid one. Even if the defect is not the cause of the crash, auto defects can make the injuries worse than they should have been. Auto defects may not be immediately obvious after an accident. They often require a detailed investigation by a knowledgeable auto defect lawyer. With more than 35 years of experience, Roberts & Roberts has established a national reputation for representing clients in significant personal injury accident cases, including those related to defective cars, trucks and SUVs.
Roberts & Roberts received national recognition for uncovering documents about Firestone that helped lead to the recall of the Firestone ATX and Wilderness lines of tires. The firm has been featured on dozens of television programs, including Fox and Friends, ABC Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, and NBC’s Dateline.
If you have suffered serious injuries because of an automotive defect, you need the experienced personal injury lawyers at Roberts & Roberts on your side. Contact us now at 903-597-6000 or fill out our online form. The call costs you nothing … it could mean everything.
About Texas Auto Defect Lawsuits
Nearly 3,000 people died in traffic accidents in Texas in 2010, and thousands more were seriously injured. In many cases, auto manufacturing and design defects either caused the accident or made the injuries much worse. Quite often, what first appears to be a simple car accident case turns into a products liability case after closer examination of the facts. Police often do not identify auto defects in the initial traffic accident report.
A defective automotive design can cause an accident if, for instance, a tire blows out, the brakes fail, or the vehicle’s high center of gravity makes it unstable. Other times, a bad design doesn’t cause the crash but instead makes the driver and passengers’ injuries far more severe than if the vehicle had been properly designed and built. Examples of these types of “crashworthiness” defects include ruptured gas tanks, crushed roofs, defective air bags and seat belts, and unsafe seat designs.
At Roberts & Roberts, we handle all types of auto defect cases, including cases involving the following:
For example, we have recently handled cases with Dodge Ram park-to-reverse defects. In the past, we uncovered the Firestone documents that helped lead to the recall of the Firestone ATX and Wilderness lines of tires.
Proving an auto defect claim poses a challenge. The law requires injury victims to overcome legal hurdles to show that the manufacturer should be held responsible. The attorneys at Roberts & Roberts are experienced at assembling the right team of technical experts to establish a compelling auto defect product liability claim. We work with automotive mechanical experts to build and prove automotive defect cases. To meet our burden of proof, we use many different types of exhibits, including full-size product models, prototypes, computer graphics and simulations.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages and disabilities. Punitive damages are also available when the manufacturer’s conduct was particularly egregious.
Because lawsuits over auto defects are so complex and the defendants are some of the wealthiest and most powerful companies, it is highly advisable to hire a proven products liability lawyer to handle your case. At Roberts & Roberts, the initial consultation is always free. There is never a charge unless we are successful and obtain compensation for you.
What We Do For You
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defectively designed or manufactured motor vehicle, the attorneys and staff at Roberts & Roberts can help. Most of the attorneys at Roberts & Roberts are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury law or civil trial law. That means you will have a legal specialist at your side.
- We can help you get the medical treatment you need to get better.
- We can help you recover your lost wages. For those who have more serious injuries or may even have lost a loved one as a result of an auto defect, Roberts & Roberts has a team of experts ready to assist you in holding the manufacturer accountable.
- We have experts who can determine how a motor vehicle’s defective design or flawed manufacturing caused the victim’s personal injuries.
- We have vocational rehabilitation experts who can document and explain the economic consequences of permanent injuries and the effect on that person’s ability to earn a living.
- We have economists and life care planners who can calculate the damages and the future medical needs and expenses for someone who has been catastrophically injured by a defective product.
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