Corpus Christi Motor Vehicle Defects Attorneys
Vehicle manufacturers and sellers have a responsibility to construct and market safe, reliable, and efficient motor vehicles for their consumers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues regulations regarding vehicle safety which most manufacturers and dealerships must follow. When they fail to meet the federal standards imposed on them for the safety of drivers globally, the parties responsible should be held accountable for their actions. If you believe you have been injured due to a defect or malfunction in your vehicle, we can help.
We are committed to holding manufacturers and dealers responsible for the safety of our whole community. When unsafe cars are on the road, we are all at risk.
The car accident attorneys at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys are not afraid to stand up to big companies to win your case, and our track record of recovering millions for our clients is incomparable. It’s important to reach out as soon as possible to understand state and federal regulations that could aid you in claiming compensation post-accident. Our team has the working knowledge of current recalls and regulations so that you have nothing but the best on your side.
Do I need a personal injury attorney after the discovery of a car defect or malfunction?
Understanding state and federal regulations can be challenging, so having an experienced attorney on your team is essential if you have a vehicle defect claim. We firmly believe that carmakers have a responsibility to manufacture, test, and sell vehicles that are safe for consumers to drive. If a defect causes a severe car accident and someone is hurt or killed as a result, they should be held accountable. We have experience helping injured people across Texas, and we are ready to help you with your claim. Call us at (361) 888-8808 or chat with us live on our website for a free consultation today.
Why choose Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys to handle my case?
Our personal injury lawyers have handled cases nationwide, and we are ready to fight for your case. We have been helping victims hurt in accidents since 1976, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.
We realize how vital recovering compensation for your losses is for your emotional and financial stability. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure you receive the compensation you need to recover and move on from this tragic event. In fact, we care about your ability to move forward so much that we will not charge you a dime unless we get results for you.
Car Defect and Malfunction Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Texas Lemon Law, and how does it apply to my case?
If you have bought or leased a new vehicle and it develops a defect that impairs the motor vehicle’s use, market value or safety, you could be eligible for relief under the Texas Lemon Law. You must allow the manufacturer of the vehicle to repair the defect in the vehicle before a complaint is filed in accordance with the state’s Lemon Law.
The Lemon Law states verbatim:
“The owner of a motor vehicle or the owner’s designated agent may make a complaint concerning defects in a motor vehicle which are covered by a manufacturer’s, converter’s, or distributor’s warranty agreement applicable to the vehicle. Any such complaint must be made in writing to the applicable dealer, manufacturer, converter, or distributor and must specify the defects in the vehicle which are covered by the warranty. The owner may also invoke the Commission’s jurisdiction by sending the Commission a copy of the complaint. A hearing may be scheduled on all complaints arising under this subsection which are not privately resolved between the owner and the dealer, manufacturer, converter, or distributor.”
What types of claims are typically pursued?
Common areas of a motor vehicle that can experience defects are:
- Electrical system
- Fuel system
- Engine assembly
- Exhaust system
- Passenger compartment
- The body and frame
- Brakes and braking system
- Cooling and temperature control system
- Lubrication system
- Steering and suspension systems
- other parts and accessories
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a defect in one of the parts or systems mentioned above, you have a right to pursue action against the manufacturer or seller for your injuries. Call us today at Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys for a free consultation.
Auto Defect Statistics
Understanding the history and current environment of car safety in the U.S. is important when it comes to building your case. At Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys, we stay up to date to ensure we are prepared to win. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 390 million vehicles have been recalled since 1966, which includes cars, trucks, buses, RVs, motorcycles, and mopeds
- 46 million tires have been recalled since 1966
- 66 million other extraneous vehicle parts have been recalled since 1966
- 42 million car seats have been recalled since 1966
According to the NHTSA, one in four recalled vehicles never gets repaired, meaning that out of the 51 million vehicles recalled in 206 alone, 12.75 million were left with defects. One of the many defects in 2016, affecting Takata airbag inflators, led to at least ten deaths in the United States.
Contact a Motor Vehicle Defects Lawyer
If you believe your vehicle has malfunctioned due to a defect, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. There are time limitations on when you can file, and with each moment that passes, another driver could be injured due to the same issue. We lead the fight when it comes to all of our safety on the road.
While we are tough in the courtroom, our clients are like family to us. Our experienced attorneys will handle your case with empathy and great attention to detail and surrounding evidence to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your losses. You don’t pay a dime until we win your case. Wherever you are, do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. We are available 24/7. Call (361) 888-8808 today.