Every year, countless Americans are injured or killed in automobile accidents and collisions. While driver error is sometimes a factor, many of these tragedies occur due to automotive defects. Indeed, millions of vehicles are recalled each year due to defective parts or manufacturing that can lead to fatal crashes. The attorneys at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP are leaders in automotive defect litigation, having helped win hundreds of millions of dollars in recovery for victims in nationally publicized cases, including nine-figure verdicts against Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia, to name a few.
Our automotive defect attorneys have an expansive understanding of both the automotive industry and the technical details of automotive engineering. And with decades of experience in bringing and winning successful lawsuits, we have what it takes to help you win the justice you deserve for your injuries and financial losses. We are dedicated to not only making sure our clients are properly taken care of over their lifetime but also to holding negligent carmakers accountable for their cost-cutting negligence in order to prevent future accidents from taking place.
Give us a call at (909) 345-8110 to arrange a free consultation regarding your case.
False Advertising by Auto Manufacturers
A recent issue involving auto manufacturers and consumer fraud has arisen regarding false advertising. A vehicle that is marketed for its fuel-efficiency, for example, but actually burns more fuel than other models, is falsely advertised. A more expensive hybrid or “clean” vehicle that actually produces illegal emissions is another example. Consumers who paid extra for these models or who suffered other financial losses may be able to take legal action to recoup their losses.
Our auto product liability attorneys handle these and all other defective auto part and false advertising cases in the Inland Empire and throughout the surrounding areas.
Common Vehicle Defects
When a vehicle’s design or manufacture causes an accident and leads to injuries or fatalities, the manufacturer and/or seller may face liability for those injuries and any damages sustained as a result. Most defects are undetectable at the time the vehicle is purchased, leaving innocent drivers to suffer unexpected injury down the road.
Common automotive defects involve, among other things:
- Steering mechanisms
- Fuel systems
The chief concern in an automobile lawsuit is protecting the rights of and providing compensation for the injured party both for physical injuries (including all medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering) and for the economic loss associated with purchasing a defective product. Automobile product liability cases are also a means of holding manufacturers liable for their actions, and these cases can involve high punitive damages. Too often, manufacturers choose economic considerations over safety. By holding these manufacturers accountable through lawsuits and verdicts, litigants are providing a strong incentive to build safer vehicles.
Our Experienced Attorneys Serve the Inland Empire & Beyond
With over 30 years of experience handling some of the most high-profile automobile defect cases of our time, the automotive defect lawyers at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP are dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for victims who are injured in automobile accents due to defective vehicle manufacturing or design.
If you or a loved one has been affected by what you believe to be a defective vehicle, take the first step in protecting your rights by contacting us at (909) 345-8110 to schedule a consultation.