Who is Liable for My Product Claim
Much like other types of product claims, defective automobile product claims can involve more than one party. When filing your claim be sure to include all responsible parties. With the counsel of an experienced attorney you can strengthen your claim by including all liable parties. Although it can be a complicated process it is extremely important to dig up up responsible members.To receive full compensation from your accident it is always recommended to include all everyone involved in the chain of distribution. When filing a claim you want to present the best possible case so it can result in the best possible outcome. If you have suffered injuries or damages as a result of the defective automobile product you may require medical attention. Your recovery time may affect your ability to work and your income. Most time in the hospital results in medical bills. You may also suffer damaging psychological effects from your accident. Compensation received from your product liability claim can cover medical bills, loss of income, and emotional suffering.
Product liability cases almost always include the manufacturer. If the error in product surfaced during the manufacturing process it will not be difficult for those investigating the case to trace it back to the origin. Most automobile manufacturing companies are relatively large, meaning they have their own team of high powered lawyers to protect them. The lawyer services these manufacturing companies pay for are hired to represent them during situations such as liability cases. For this reason, always hire an attorney with experience in this practice area. Experienced lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and practice to handle your case.
2. Parts manufacturer
Sometimes automobile manufacturers hire other manufacturing companies to produce and supply their vehicle parts. For example if an automobile manufacturing company receives tires from a tire manufacturing company, you can include them in your case. Separate companies that provide tires or batteries for the automobile manufacturer are not exempt from your product liability case. Remember, you may be entitled to receive compensation from them as well.
3. Car dealership or supply shop
There are a lot of people involved in the chain of distribution, of the many people involved is the dealership or supply shop. The car dealership or automotive supply shop that sold you the vehicle or part can also be held responsible. This can still apply even if you were not the actual buyer of the vehicle or part. As long as you were the one suffered damages or injuries you may include them in your case.
If you have suffered damages or injuries from a defective automobile part and are seeking legal counsel, feel free to contact us at Colley and Colley.