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Omaha Auto Defect Lawyer

Sometimes, serious vehicle collisions occur because of defects in the manufacture of the vehicle involved. When this happens, the manufacturer might be liable for damages that occur.

Proving that a manufacturer’s negligence may have led to your injuries in a car crash can be very difficult, which is why we recommend speaking to an experienced Omaha product defect attorney. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective vehicle part, please call Bottlinger Law, L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to discuss your case and talk about your options.

Defective Components and Recalls

Cars and trucks are complicated machines with thousands of moving parts, all of which need to function properly to keep people safe. We trust manufacturers to do their jobs and make sure we are safe when we use their products. When a vehicle manufacturer becomes aware of an auto defect, it needs to stop production of the defective item immediately and issue a recall to get those products off the road. Failing to do this may put people at risk and open the manufacturer up to civil lawsuits, if it failed to act in a reasonable way.

Accidents from a Defect

Many different types of accidents can happen due to defective parts on a vehicle. These accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Single-vehicle collisions: This type of accident only involves one vehicle with a faulty or defective part. It can include failing brakes that cause the vehicle to strike a tree or barricade, or a defect causing a rollover accidents that does not impact other cars.
  • Multi-vehicle collisions: Failing brakes may cause a car to strike another car or truck, as can tire blowouts and other serious defects.
  • Harm to the driver: Defective parts in the interior of a vehicle, such as the driver's airbag, might only harm the driver of the car. Should the airbag detonate while driving, however, it can lead to larger collisions involving other cars.
  • Harm to passengers: The defect might not even show up until a collision, for example, defective seatbelts or airbags. These are not likely to lead to larger accidents, but will seriously injure passengers instead of protecting them.
  • Harm to others outside the vehicle: A defective part can also fall off a car or truck, impacting another car on the road behind and causing a collision.
  • Proving Negligence and Liability

    The most important factors in this kind of product liability case are negligence and liability. To show negligence, you have to prove that the manufacturer was aware of the defect or issue and failed to act appropriately to keep it from harming people. You must then show liability, which means the defective product directly caused the vehicle accident or injury you have suffered.

    If you have been harmed by a defective part on your car or truck, feel free to speak to our Omaha auto defect attorney at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. We offer a free consultation about your unique situation at (402) 505-8234.

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