Standing Up to Companies Who Make Defective Vehicles and Parts Requires Resources and Experience
After a serious car wreck, it can be hard to identify all the causes. Police usually focus on driver error, but defective auto parts like airbags, brakes, and tires can contribute to or even cause a crash that results in serious injuries or death. Even when manufacturers recall these defective parts, the recalls often come too late for injured victims, and the manufacturers also sometimes fail to comply with the terms of the recall.
Unfortunately, it’s much more difficult to go up against a car company or an automobile parts manufacturer than to hold a negligent driver accountable. Carmakers and part suppliers frequently try to avoid liability by spending large amounts of money on biased expert witnesses and teams of defense attorneys. Without the help of an experienced product liability and car accident lawyer at your side, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
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Some lawyers won’t represent the victims of defective auto parts because the cases seem too difficult and too expensive to win. However, at Phelan Petty, we believe that we have a duty to help victims recover and rebuild after someone else’s negligence turns their life upside-down. That’s why we dedicate our resources to building the best possible cases for our clients. We use our legal and medical knowledge and work alongside world-class technical experts to level the playing field and hold negligent companies accountable, no matter how big they are.
Victims Injured by Defective Car and Truck Parts Deserve Focused and Dedicated Representation
At Phelan Petty, we focus our practice on handling a small number of complex cases, including product liability claims involving defective and recalled cars, trucks, and automobile parts. In the past, we have handled cases involving:
- Fiat Chrysler vehicles, including defective Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees
- GM ignition switch defects
- Exploding Takata airbags
We don’t just take on every case that comes in the door like many of the law firms who advertise on TV, radio, billboards, and social media. Instead, we selectively handle a small number of cases and focus on the victims who need our help most — those with complicated claims and serious injuries.
When you choose Phelan Petty to fight for you, your case will benefit from the full attention and relentless dedication of an experienced Virginia injury lawyer who will keep you informed throughout every step of the legal process.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious harm because of a defective or recalled vehicle or part, contact us today to get a free, no-risk assessment of your case from an experienced Virginia personal injury and product liability attorney.