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Nashville Defective Car Part Attorneys Fight for You

We hold car manufacturers liable for injuries caused by defective cars in Nashville, Hendersonville and Knoxville and throughout Tennessee

Defective cars can cause serious problems for their owners including inconvenient and expensive repairs, and trying to find alternative transportation options. You rely on your vehicle for transportation to wherever you choose to go. Every time you drive your car, you are placing your trust and your life in the hands of the auto manufacturer who built the vehicle. You trust that it will be safe, and that it will protect you and your loved ones if you should end up in an accident. Unfortunately, many car defects are not discovered until a crash occurs when a critical part fails. While it seems like with every new model year cars are becoming increasingly sophisticated and high tech, when some of the systems or parts are defective, it can lead to accidents and injuries and death.

If your car crash injuries were the result of an automotive defect, you are going to require the skilled services of a Nashville auto defect attorney. Defective auto cases can be complex, but at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm we have earned a reputation as aggressive defenders of those who have suffered injuries and lost loved ones in car wrecks caused by defective vehicles. We serve clients in Nashville, Hendersonville and Knoxville, and we are prepared to fight for your right to recover compensation for your injuries.

What types of auto defect cases do we handle?

There are many kinds of automotive defects that can cause or contribute to a crash. Defective tires blowout unexpectedly and cause an accident. Faulty airbags deploy and instead of cushioning the impact of the crash, cause injury to the driver from an internal explosion. Seatbelts that fail to restrain passengers in a crash, seat backs that collapse when there is an impact, and brakes that fail and cause a crash that could have been avoided. Here are some examples of car defect cases that we take on:

  • Defective airbags
  • Defective/failed seatbelts
  • Defective tires
  • Failed auto window glass
  • Transmission failure
  • Vehicle rollover
  • Sudden unintended acceleration
  • Gas tank fires
  • Defective ignition switch

Automotive recalls for defective vehicles

Vehicle manufacturers can recall cars on their own because of a known defect, or at the direction of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused, or made more catastrophic because of an automotive defect, you may have grounds for a product liability claim against the manufacturer. The automaker and the NHTSA will publish information about the recall so that vehicle owners can get the affected vehicle repaired or replaced.

The fact that a defective vehicle or part is under recall does not automatically prove the manufacturer’s liability. The plaintiff is still required to prove that the product in their vehicle was defective, and that the defective part caused their injury. Additionally, issuing a recall does not absolve the automaker of responsibility for the damage that their product caused.

Which auto manufacturers have had recalls for defective vehicles?

This is not by any means an exhaustive list of car makers who have recalled vehicles for defects, or have defective products which have caused injuries. The following are a few examples of auto manufacturers that have had defective products:

  • Volkswagen
  • Toyota
  • Honda
  • Acura
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Hyundai
  • Kia
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Chevy
  • Dodge
  • Fiat Chrysler
  • Ford

How can a Nashville car defect attorney help win my case?

When you are required to go up against a huge auto manufacturer and accuse them of making and selling a defective product and proving how it caused your injury, it can feel intimidating. An experienced Nashville auto defect attorney from the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with any of the big automakers and their lawyers or their insurance companies. We fight for you. We protect your right to recover compensation when your injury was a result of their negligent design, manufacturing or marketing.

Auto makers have a duty to produce products that are safe and effective for the driving public. When a defective vehicle or part rolls off their production floor and causes or contributes to an injury, it is our job to pursue justice for our clients. We investigate the accident and uncover evidence to support our claim that the defective part was responsible for the accident.

Our Nashville car defect lawyers offer free consultations, and we take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay any attorney fees unless we win compensation for you.

Rocky is ready to fight for you today

You can call Rocky at 615-246-5549 or contact the firm to schedule an initial consultation. Our skilled Nashville auto defect lawyers are here to provide the representation you need and the results you want when you have been injured in a car crash caused by a defective motor vehicle. We have offices in Nashville, Hendersonville and Knoxville, for your convenience.

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