Mississippi Attorneys Representing Clients Injured by Automotive Defects
A legal team with more than 130 years of combined experience protects your rights
If you have just been injured in a car accident, your instinct may be to blame the other driver. And while many auto accidents are caused by driver error, some are caused by vehicle defects. An improperly designed or defective vehicle component is like a ticking time bomb. If you suspect a faulty airbag, transmission or brake system was the cause of your car crash, we at Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm want to hear from you. Our team of experienced accident attorneys has handled many automotive defect cases involving various types of deficiencies. Our Biloxi-based law office serves clients in Gulfport and throughout the state of Mississippi.
Types of products liability claims involving motor vehicles
When product manufacturers release defective products that harm consumers, they should be held responsible. Given the many parts used to construct today’s cars, trucks and motorcycles, many different types of defects can cause a car accident. Common auto defects include:
- Airbag defects — Airbags instantly inflate in the event of a car accident to reduce injury to occupants. However, if an airbag fails to deploy, the driver and/or passengers may suffer unnecessary injury. Also, if an airbag engages suddenly when there is no impact, it may cause an accident.
- Defective brakes — Brakes that fail to engage or that engage suddenly can lead to devastating car wrecks.
- Worn or defective tires — Tires that are worn have reduced traction on the road and are more prone to blowing out. Defective tires may result in reduced traction or a sudden rupture, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
- Defective seatbelts — If a seatbelt does not engage, vehicle occupants may suffer unnecessary injury, even in relatively minor collisions.
Identifying the potential defendants in your case
Once we at Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm determine that a defective component was, in fact, the root cause of your accident, we identify the potential defendants. If you have a defective braking system, the vehicle manufacturer may be to blame. However, if your tires blew out and caused your crash, the tire manufacturer may be liable. Our attorneys perform an exhaustive investigation to gather evidence and determine exactly who is liable for your injuries.
Is it a products liability claim or a traffic accident claim?
It really depends on your unique case. For example, if you are hit by a reckless driver and your airbag is defective and fails to engage, you could file an accident injury claim against the driver and a separate products liability lawsuit against the airbag manufacturer. If you bought new tires that turned out to be defective and caused your vehicle to roll over, you would have the right to file a products liability claim.
Choose a legal team with more than 130 years of combined experience
Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm provides competent, straightforward legal counsel to injury victims in Gulfport and through Mississippi. Call our Biloxi office at 228.273.4455 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys today.