Auto Defects

Las Vegas Defective Vehicle Lawyer

Manufacturers of all products are expected to produce safe and reliable products. When manufacturers produce dangerous or defective products, accidents, injuries, and even death can occur as a result. Given that cars are such powerful machines, the need for safe and reliable vehicles is all the more important. And yet, every year, millions of vehicles are recalled because they contain auto defects.

At Robert M. Apple & Associates, our Las Vegas product liability lawyer is dedicated to protecting the legal rights and interests of the victims of dangerous and defective products, including defective vehicles. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an auto defect, contact our office at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Las Vegas auto defect lawyer.

Theories of Product Liability

When an auto defect causes or exacerbates an auto accident or the resulting injuries, liability may be assessed against the auto maker, as well as a number of other parties, under the theory of product liability.

Product liability is a legal theory that holds manufacturers, designers, retailers, wholesalers, marketers, and anyone along the supply chain liable for dangerous or defective products. Accordingly, auto makers, engineers, and dealers can be liable for auto defects. Theories of product liability include:

  • Negligence, which occurs when the defendant knew or should have known of the vehicle’s defect, but failed to take the appropriate steps to protect the public.
  • Strict liability, which holds manufacturers liable, in some cases, for injuries and damages caused by dangerous and defective vehicles, regardless of whether they knew or should have known that the vehicle was unsafe. In order for a plaintiff to recover under the theory of strict liability, he or she must prove that an unreasonably dangerous condition or defect existed in the product at the time the vehicle left the manufacturer’s control. Strict liability generally applies to all products, but it may not extend to resellers of used products in certain situations.
  • Breach of warranty, which applies when the manufacturer or dealer fails to comply with a written or implied warranty that the vehicle will be safe and free from defects.

Contact an Experienced Auto Product Liability Lawyer

Accidents involving an auto defect are often complex and challenging, with a number of possible defendants and causes of action. Accordingly, it is important to consult with an attorney who understands the wide array of legal issues involved and has the experience necessary to pursue your product liability claim. At Robert M. Apple & Associates, we focus on representing accidents and injury victims and, as such, as have extensive experience handling cases involving negligent motorists and defective products.

Moreover, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional client service, personal attention, knowledgeable and reasoned legal advice, and dedicated legal advocacy in a friendly and comfortable environment.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an auto defect, contact the Las Vegas product liability law firm of Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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