When most people think of car accidents, they think of a driver being too reckless on the road or not paying attention to his or her surroundings. People rarely think about who else might be to blame for the incident. Believe it or not, while driver error plays a huge part in many accidents, many incidences happen when parts of a vehicle malfunction. Defective parts could often include bad tires, axles, breaks, airbags, steering columns, ignition switches, and more. In such a case, who would be responsible for the accident and resulting damages?
The answer to that question depends on a number of different factors. For example, a car is assembled from many different parts that could come from different factories in various areas of the world. One of these parts could have been defective, or the people who assembled the car could have made a mistake. Alternatively, the design of a car part itself could be the problem. If the engineer who designed the piece made a careless mistake in his or her calculations, he or she might be responsible for any accidents that occur.
In order to prove a person or company was liable for your auto accident, you need to have evidence that the responsible party was negligent in the following ways:
- The negligent design of the car part caused the defect and the accident
- The careless assembly of the car part caused the error and the accident
- The failure to warn of a possible defect or hazard caused the accident
You must also prove that this negligent practice directly led to your accident and ensuing injuries. Talk to a skilled Worchester personal injury attorney regarding the details of your case.
Our lawyers at the Law Office of Robert J. Kovacs, Jr. have a reputation for fighting diligently to uncover who may have been responsible for your injuries. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients and help people seek compensation from big insurance companies. Let us offer you advice on how best to pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible.
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