Los Angeles Motor Vehicle Defects Lawyer
The law firm of Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, works to hold auto part manufacturers responsible for harm caused by their products. Whether you were seriously injured because an airbag failed to inflate, a defective battery started on fire, or because of another failed auto part, we can help. For more than 80 years, our firm has focused exclusively on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. We know how to get the results you deserve.
Why Choose Us?
- You will have confidence in the abilities of your motor vehicle defect lawyer, as we focus exclusively on personal injury law at our Los Angeles law office.
- You will benefit from one-on-one client care and attention from your personal attorney for the duration of your case. You will never be in the dark about your claim.
- You will have peace of mind that our attorneys can achieve maximum compensation based on our past case results, which equals over $5 billion.
- You will pay nothing out of pocket whether we win or lose. If we lose, you’ll pay $0. If we win, you’ll pay our fees out of your settlement or verdict award.
Do You Need a Los Angeles Motor Vehicle Defect Attorney?
A motor vehicle defect can be deadly. If something goes wrong within your vehicle, it could cause a catastrophic car accident or severe injuries you otherwise would not have suffered. At Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, we believe in holding major auto manufacturers responsible for vehicle defects. Our lawyers can help you file your claim by California’s deadline, bring a strong case against the defendant and fight for a fair amount of compensation for your significant losses. We have years of experience taking defective product cases to court in pursuit of top results if settlement negotiations are unfruitful. Our lawyers will do everything possible to help you in this difficult situation.
Attorneys Handling Auto Defect Cases
The Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP serve clients throughout Southern California in a broad range of auto defect cases involving:
- Car rollovers
- Tire blowouts
- Roof collapses
- Seatback and seatbelt failures
- Airbag failures
- Gas tank explosions
- Brake failures
- Door latch failures
- Other defective devices that cause serious injury
Our goal is to maximize the compensation our clients receive for their injuries. One way we help ensure our success is by working with experts who can provide valuable testimony regarding the failed auto part. In some cases, we will buy the same model of car that was involved in the crash, have a professional rebuild it to higher safety specifications, and then crash test it to show the difference proper manufacturing can make. We spare no expense in building a strong personal injury claim for our clients.
California’s Product Liability Laws
Motor vehicle defect cases mainly involve product liability laws. The doctrine of product liability in California states that the seller or manufacturer will be liable for allowing a defective product to fall into the hands of a consumer, whether or not the manufacturer was negligent. If your lawyer can show that the auto part or motor vehicle contained one of three main defects and that this is what caused your accident, the manufacturer could owe you compensation with no further proof of negligence necessary.
- Vehicle design defects. Issues within the vehicle’s original design that compromise its safety, such as a center of gravity that is too high.
- Vehicle manufacturing defects. Mistakes made during the car or a part’s manufacture that make it unreasonably dangerous for drivers, even with a safe original design.
- Marketing mistakes. If the company failed to include important warnings, instructions or information, it could lead to issues such as improper part installation and consumer injuries.
Product liability is typically a strict doctrine, meaning your lawyer will not have to prove the manufacturer was negligent in causing your accident. Instead, your lawyer will only need to demonstrate the existence of a defect and a connection between the defect and your auto accident or injuries. Hiring an attorney from Rose, Klein & Marias LLP could help you prove your product liability case and obtain fair compensation.
Time Limit for Filing a Claim
Be careful to bring your product liability claim by your state’s deadline. Each state has unique statutes of limitations that place time limits on when claimants must file. In California, the deadline is two years from the date of the incident that injured you. You have two years from the date you suffer your injuries to file a claim with the civil courts for your damages. If you do not discover your injuries until later, such as a brain injury with delayed symptoms, you will have two years from the date of injury discovery to file.
Missing the statute of limitations on a product liability claim generally means forfeiting any right you may have had to financial compensation. The courts will often refuse to take a case that has surpassed its deadline. Even if your claim makes it through filing, the defendant will likely use the missed statute of limitations against you as a reason for the courts to dismiss the claim. Talk to an attorney as soon as possible to file your claim before the strict deadline.
Contact Our Product Liability Lawyers
We handle all catastrophic auto defect cases on a contingency basis. We only charge a fee if we get compensation in your defective product case.
Contact our personal injury firm today for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. We represent clients throughout Southern California. We also represent clients in Central California, including in Bakersfield and Fresno.