Motor Vehicle Defects & Bringing Forth a West Virginia Lawsuit
It is sometimes obvious what steps need to be taken in a West Virginia car accident case involving another driver. You have to be able to show through evidence that another party was liable for your accident by collecting witness statements, photographs, and more to prove that the other driver is responsible. But, what happens when you have been involved in an accident that you believe is the fault of a manufacturer? This is the case for many people who experience motor vehicle defects every year, putting them in a desperate situation.
If you’ve been injured in due to a manufacturing error, the Princeton personal injury attorneys at Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner are here to help.
Typically Locations of Manufacturing Error
There are many things that can go wrong in the system of a vehicle, working together to cause a serious accident on our West Virginia roads. For instance, here are just a few of the components of a vehicle that could break down at any given time:
- The brakes on your vehicle
- Electrical system
- Any part of the engine
- Steering and suspension
There are many other aspects that could malfunction, leaving you in a desperate situation when you aren’t able to control your vehicle. This lack of control can put you face-to-face with another vehicle and a variety of other dangerous scenarios that could lead to injuries or even death.
Proving Your West Virginia Claim
If you have been involved in an accident due to a motor vehicle defect, you have to show certain things before you can win your case. For one, you need to be able to prove that the components of the vehicle had an unreasonably dangerous defect that led to your injuries. Perhaps the design of the vehicle was inherently dangerous or there were issues during manufacture. Another common situation is one in which you never changed the vehicle from its original form and function, and the defect continued caused you harm regardless, proving it was not due to your actions. This strongly suggests that it was the manufacturer or some other party, not you, that caused the accident and injuries to take place.
Who to File Against in Princeton Manufacturing Error Claims
If you decide to move forward with a claim, you need to be able to determine who to file the claim against. Here are just a few of the parties who might be responsible and named in your accident claim:
- The manufacturer of the vehicle as a whole
- The parts manufacturer of a specific part that went awry during this time
- The seller of the vehicle or the defective part
- Anybody who might have shipped the part
- A used car dealer
If you decide to move forward with your claim, you will likely need to prove that you obtained the injuries directly from the car accident, that the design of the vehicle was defective and possibly dangerous, and that the manufacturer or another party played a role in this design and danger. You will need to obtain sufficient evidence that connects the defect directly to your crash so that you have substantial proof on your side. This is the best way to start working toward the results you deserve in your claim but is also one of the most difficult.
Princeton Personal Injury Attorney
At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we are here for you when you have been involved in a serious accident due to the negligence of another party. We want to ensure that you understand just how important it is to hire an experienced attorney who can deploy a team of experts to help ensure that critical pieces of evidence are protected and used in your case to help you obtain the best results. We want to speak with you immediately about your case. Call our experienced lawyers as soon as possible at 304-431-4050.
Note: This post was created with the help of secondary sources operating independently from Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner Law Firm. The information used from these sources has not been independently confirmed by our staff. If anything included in these posts is incorrect, please inform us and we will promptly correct the post.
Disclaimer: Our intent with these posts is to honor the victims of these terrible accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what to do in the event of one. This information should not be considered legal or medical advice.