The Need for Automotive Defect Lawyers
Defective car lawsuits are on the rise. That’s because automobiles are more complex than ever before—and legal action by an experienced automotive product liability attorney is often necessary before a defective car or defective car part is recalled.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty car, the Roach Law Firm’s automotive defect lawyers will help you win the compensation you deserve.
Common Types of Automotive Defects
See below for some of the most common automotive defects. Each can create dangerous situations for drivers and the surrounding traffic.
- Brake System Failure
Malfunctioning brakes or a brake system failure can cause cars to lose the ability to slow down or stop properly, leading to collisions.
- Tire Blowouts
Defective tires can result in sudden blowouts, causing loss of control and accidents.
- Steering System Malfunction
Faulty steering mechanisms can make it challenging to control the direction of a vehicle, increasing the risk of collisions.
- Engine Stalling
Unexpected engine shutdowns while driving can lead to accidents, especially in high-speed situations or heavy traffic.
- Faulty Accelerator Pedals
Stuck or unresponsive accelerator pedals can cause unintended acceleration and difficulty in stopping, resulting in collisions.
- Faulty Airbags
Defective airbags may fail to deploy or deploy unexpectedly, posing a significant safety risk during accidents.
- Electrical System Issues
Wiring problems or electrical malfunctions can lead to various safety hazards, including loss of lights, power steering, or engine shutdown.
- Faulty Fuel System
Defects in the fuel system, such as leaks or improper fuel line connections, can cause fires or engine failures while driving.
- Transmission Problems
Transmission failures or malfunctions can cause sudden loss of power or unexpected gear shifts, potentially leading to accidents.
- Faulty Headlights, Taillights, or Turn Signals
Non-functional or misaligned headlights and taillights can reduce visibility, making it harder for other drivers to see a vehicle or anticipate its movements. Defective turn signals can cause confusion or prevent other drivers from accurately predicting a vehicle’s intentions, potentially leading to collisions.
- Faulty Suspension System
Problems with the suspension system can affect a car’s stability and handling, making it more prone to losing control and causing accidents.
- Defective Seat Belts
Malfunctioning or faulty seat belts may fail to restrain occupants properly during an accident, resulting in more severe injuries.
- Malfunctioning Parking Brake
Inadequate parking brake performance can result in unintended vehicle movement, leading to collisions when parked on inclines or in traffic.
- Malfunctioning Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
A defective ABS can compromise a vehicle’s braking ability, potentially causing accidents, especially during sudden stops or slippery road conditions.
- Defective Ignition Switches
Faulty ignition switches can unexpectedly shut off a vehicle’s engine, leading to a loss of power steering and braking, resulting in accidents.
What to Do If You or a Loved One Has Been Injured by a Defective Car or Defective Car Part
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective car or defective car part, it may be time to find an automotive product liability lawyer. A lawyer experienced in product liability and car defects will investigate your claim and help you gather all evidence necessary to move your case forward.
Our Record Speaks for Itself
The Roach Law Firm’s Gilmer automotive defect lawyers have won judgments and reached settlements totaling billions of dollars over the years, for clients just like you. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
- Lone Star Steel Litigation
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach represented thousands of steel workers at the Lone Star Steel Mill when they began to suffer from breathing problems and cancer. Roach successfully prosecuted the Lone Star Steel Litigation against some of the most skilled and expensive lawyers in the country for over a decade, ultimately winning $90 million for the plaintiffs.
- Red River Army Depot Litigation
When workers at the Red River Army Depot in Northeast Texas began to suffer from diseases caused by exposure to rubber products in the workplace, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach fought for their rights and recovered $47 million on their behalf.
- The State of Texas Tobacco Litigation
In 1995, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach and his former law firm were among a group selected by the State of Texas to prosecute the state’s claims against the tobacco industry. Roach and his team members won $17 billion for the state, setting a record for the largest settlement of a single legal case in U.S. history.
No Fees Unless You Win
The Roach Law Firm operates on a contingency basis, meaning we are paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees for filing your defective car lawsuit, and we will not bill you for any expenses while it is pending.
If you or one of your loved ones have suffered a serious injury or death related to a defective car or defective car part, call us at (903) 645-7333 or fill out the electronic form on this page. One of our automotive defect lawyers will be touch with you as soon as possible.
Contact us today for a free consultation!