How A Company's Pursuit Of Profit Can Cause A Car Accident

18 February 2021
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you are involved in a car accident and you believe that your car was defective, this might be because the car company was trying to save money. This is commonly an issue because many car companies choose to use substandard parts that are less expensive but also less safe. For example, the company might use a less expensive ignition switch. If your accident was the result of your car being defective and you collided with another motorist who blames you for the accident, get in contact with an auto accident lawyer so you can begin to build a sufficient case. 

Your Right to Compensation

If you are injured as a result of a defective car part, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Finding a defective car part is one thing, but you will also need to prove that the car part was directly responsible for your injuries. 

You will likely want to seek compensation if you crashed into another vehicle because the other motorist will likely seek compensation for their own injuries. By receiving compensation from your auto manufacturer, you will be able to pay for your medical bills and also any expenses resulting from your need to settle with the other party.

How to Hold the Carmaker Responsible

To hold the carmaker responsible, you will need to prove that the substandard part was directly responsible for your accident. You must prove that you suffered as a result of the accident, and you must also prove that you were using the vehicle and the part as it was intended. 

For example, if you made any modifications to your vehicle that would lead to your car being unsafe to use, you may be held responsible for the accident due to these modifications. But to be able to prove liability, you will need a considerable amount of evidence. 

The Evidence Required

Settling a car accident case is hard enough when you are simply settling with another driver's insurance provider. However, settling with a carmaker is substantially harder because of the legal resources they have at their disposal. You will need witnesses, medical records, and an in-depth investigation to prove that the carmaker was responsible for your crash.

Rather than collecting all of this evidence yourself, you're better off focusing on your recovery while your automobile accident attorney interviews witnesses and gathers evidence necessary to prove your case.