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Auto Defect Lawyers Serving Houston

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Some car accidents cannot be prevented by even the most careful driver. If an important part of your vehicle stops working or malfunctions while you’re driving, you may lose control. Or, another driver in this situation may careen into you, causing a serious wreck. The more serious the accident and your injuries, the more important it is to understand your legal options. 

In a wreck caused by a malfunctioning vehicle, neither driver is at fault—but that doesn’t mean you can’t secure compensation for your injuries and other losses. Our team at Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP can help you file a suit against the companies that designed, made, failed to test, and/or distributed the faulty part. Our team has the skill and resources to launch an in-depth investigation into your accident. We’re known for providing quality representation in all types of defective product cases. Reach out to us today to learn the steps our auto defect lawyers in Houston can take to help you find justice.

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Common Types of Auto Defects Claims

Vehicles rely on thousands of parts functioning in sync to run. Any number of defects can cause a vehicle to not start; others can cause a running vehicle to veer out of control. Other faulty parts may not be noticeable until after an accident, when they reveal flaws in a vehicle’s safety features. 

No matter what went wrong, our team wants to help you get to the bottom of it, However, we are especially experienced in the following.

  • Air Bag and Restraint System Defects - Air bag recalls have become all too common, especially with the widespread Takata issues that have affected millions of vehicles. If your airbag failed to inflate, exploded, or otherwise malfunctioned, ask our attorneys about your options.
  • Car Fires & Defective Fuel Systems - Gasoline is highly combustible, and if your vehicle was not designed or manufactured with the proper safety features, a collision can cause gas leaks. Car fires cause devastating burn injuries and can lead to lasting distress. Vehicles must be created to protect consumers against expected hazards, including wrecks. A car fire is a sign of negligence, and we want to help you file a claim.
  • Rollover Accidents - Certain cars, like SUVs, are prone to rollover accidents. Especially when they coincide with structural weaknesses leading to roof collapse or ejection through broken windows, these accidents may cause life-changing injuries. Our team knows how to fight to maximize your compensation after these tragic wrecks.
  • Defective Third-Row Seats  - Though they may seem a boon to large families, many third-row seats are constructed only to minimum safety standards—ones that do not protect their occupants in serious collisions. Rear-end accidents are most likely to cause severe injury to those in third-row seats and may even lead to ejection of passengers. We have fought multiple cases where poorly designed third-row seats caused serious or even fatal injury to the children in them.

What to Expect in an Auto Defect Case

If you plan to bring an auto defect claim against a negligent company rather than a negligent driver, you should be prepared for a contested legal battle. Most vehicle or parts manufacturers have well-funded in-house legal teams who will do whatever they can to prevent you from prevailing. You and your legal team must be prepared to face and overcome these challenges. 

A defective vehicle claim will also likely require a more in-depth and technical investigation of the accident. To prove a company’s liability, you must prove the existence of a defect and tie it to the accident and/or your injuries. Along with our in-house experience handling product defects, we have ties to trusted engineers who can join us to investigate and testify on your behalf. Many law firms do not have the resources or network to successfully conduct such claims. We invite you to ask us for more information about our past experience, processes, and the knowledge we have to support your auto defect claim. 

We Want to Keep Dangerous Vehicles Off Our Roads

While filing an auto defect claim can help you secure the compensation you need if you’ve been injured by a faulty vehicle or part, these cases can have ripple effects. Like any other business, automakers do not want to find themselves on the hook for large sums in damages or legal fees. Definitively proving a vehicle defect might make it easier for other injury victims to sue, which incentivizes the company to fix the underlying problem rather than just paying those who have been hurt. In the past, our lawyers have not only convinced companies to fix poorly designed or made products, but also assisted them in creating safer goods. Your decision to bring a case can lead to wide-scale changes that keep all of us safer. 

Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP cares about making the world a better place. That’s why we take cases like these and devote ourselves to thoroughly representing and advocating for our clients. We build personal relationships with each individual who comes to us for help, getting to know them so we can craft a legal strategy that meets their needs. We take a team approach to each case we try, bringing multiple viewpoints and types of experience to the table. If you want a strong and capable team to handle your auto defect case, look no further than Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP.

Call us at (800) 914-2894 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Houston vehicle defect lawyers. We’ve been proudly serving our community for 40 years. 

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Why Houssiere Durant Houssiere Is the Right Choice
  • Our scientific background gives us unique insight into medical-related cases, allowing us to oppose the defense effectively.
  • When you hire our firm, you get a team of attorneys and support staff working together to build the best possible case.
  • We have fought alongside thousands of clients, helping to secure hundreds of millions of dollars since 1981.