Defective Motor Vehicle
Automobiles are an integral part of our daily lives, enabling us to travel to and from work and other destinations. Given the scope of use and the substantial number of cars, trucks, and motorcycles on public roadways, it is inevitable that some accidents will occur. And while some accidents are caused by drivers, many accidents are the result of an automaker’s negligent design or construction of a vehicle or its parts. Sadly, these accidents can be incredibly devastating and could have easily been prevented.
Discovering the underlying cause of a car accident can be difficult, as you try to contend with insurance companies, police reports, doctor visits, and the many other aggravations that are associated with the aftermath of a collision. An experienced attorney can help to identify whether the accident or injuries may have resulted from a defective automobile. Contact the Des Moines product liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 for the legal assistance you deserve.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Recovering from injuries, dealing with insurance companies, and deciding whether to take the first step toward litigation can make the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision both painful and draining. Thankfully, receiving the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and financial loss does not have to be just another personal burden. Aligning yourself with a trustworthy, experienced, and knowledgeable legal team makes pursuing a lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer responsible for your injuries not only possible, but well worth the initial effort. A good lawyer should be able to keep track of many tasks pertaining to your claim at once, such as consulting with experts, negotiating with insurance companies, collecting and analyzing conclusive evidence, and formulating an argument to help win your case. Attempting to represent yourself in a legal matter is not only tiring, but also risky, seeing as how most people who try to go into a lawsuit without a lawyer quickly lose. This isn’t because their arguments are invalid, it’s because they don’t have the experience of a seasoned lawyer, whose job it is to know what to do in a court of law. Legal proceedings can be complicated, sometimes coming with unexpected challenges that are best handled by someone who has dealt with similar challenges before and isn’t trying to recover from a traumatic accident. When you find a lawyer you trust with your case, you have an increased chance at recovering the financial compensation you desperately need.
Why You Should Choose LaMarca Law Group to Handle Your Case
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our attorneys are the best at what they do. They have the practical knowledge, the compassion, and the attention to detail that will help you win your claim. Our attorneys have been asked to give lectures to other attorneys and legal professionals around the state, and our founding partner, George A. LaMarca, has collaborated on a multitude of educational materials for trial lawyers. Our attorneys are also involved with a number of organizations that give back to the community, such as the Innocence Project, Soroptimist International, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We do what we can to help the community through both superior litigation services and involvement with outside organizations. It is our goal to create an environment in which our clients feel comfortable asking questions, raising concerns, and communicating openly with the attorney handling their case. We understand that when you’ve been injured due to a defective motor vehicle, you’re likely being dismissed by a lot of people from insurance agents to corporations and even other lawyers. As a firm, we will always put your needs first so that you can focus on recovery as we work to get you the compensation you deserve.
Common Automobile Defects and Malfunctions
Modern motor vehicles are incredibly complex machines, and although that helps them accomplish many impressive tasks, it also means that there are more ways that something could potentially go wrong. Automobile manufacturers cannot be held accountable for your negligent or reckless driving, but if your accident was caused or worsened by a defect or malfunction then they may be liable for damages. Common motor vehicle defects and malfunctions include:
- Brake failures
- Tire defects
- Airbag malfunction
- Defective seat belts
- Dangerous windshields
These defects and malfunctions are significant and capable of causing serious injuries and even death in drivers and passengers involved in the crash. When a vehicle’s important safety features fail to fulfill their purpose and cause or worsen accidents, it’s the responsibility of the manufacturer to address the problems with the vehicle so no one else is hurt in the future. In other personal injury cases, the negligent party has to be proven careless in order to be held accountable for doling out compensation, but under the doctrine of strict liability, that doesn’t necessarily apply to motor vehicle manufacturers. This means that as long as something that was wrong with the vehicle caused you harm while it was being used in a way in which it was designed, the manufacturer can be held liable for damages. Sometimes the design of a new vehicle, rather than a defect in one of its safety features, is to blame for causing an injury during an accident. Sometimes, the manufacturer will argue that driving a car for long enough means that the driver was aware of the defect in question and continued to drive anyway. This is just one way they might try to get out of paying for your damages. You should always feel that you can rely on your vehicle, but unfortunately, there are a lot of ways that a motor vehicle accident can be caused or worsened by defective parts. It’s not fair that you should have to take on such a heavy burden after your accident, and that’s why the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. is here to fight for your right to compensation.
We will stand at your side as you face a negligent automobile manufacturer in court and attempt to recover the financial compensation that you are due. Contact the Des Moines product liability lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600.