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kentucky-auto-product-liability[1]  There are many circumstances surrounding the cause of an auto accident. Some of these may include weather conditions; the state of the driver operating the vehicle and whether they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and the design of the automobile itself.

The accident may not have been the driver’s fault. In some instances, the vehicle itself may be the cause of the accident. Many serious types of injuries and even death can be caused by defective car parts or unsafe vehicle design. If you’re involved in such an accident, you need a Louisville, KY auto product liability lawyer that will fight on your side.

The Dangerous Negligence of Automakers

Automobile manufacturers are responsible for maintaining strict standards in vehicle design and auto parts construction. Legally, they are held to the Crashworthiness Doctrine, which is a form of tort law. Under this doctrine, a liability is imposed on a vehicle manufacturer if design defects cause additional damage in an accident apart from the damage caused by the crash.

Crashworthiness refers to the protection that a passenger motor vehicle gives to its passengers against injury or death in the event of an auto accident. In some cases, manufacturing standards are not followed sufficiently to the present safety standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Are There Regulations for Auto Parts?

According to the NHTSA, “It is the responsibility of a manufacturer of vehicles and/or items of motor vehicle equipment to certify that each motor vehicle and/or equipment item is in full compliance with the minimum performance requirements of all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.” Since this is a self-regulating process, unfortunately, there can be instances where the manufacturers have lapsed in adhering to updated standards.

The plaintiff in an auto product liability case must prove the alleged defect enhanced their injuries beyond what would have occurred in the collision. Therefore, it is critical to meet the burden of proof. Having an experienced lawyer who understands the technical and engineering aspects of the automotive product is imperative. It is important to have a Louisville car accident attorney who is knowledgeable about the way in which to gather necessary evidence and documentation to effectively support your case.

Protecting Your Rights Through the Help of a Skilled Attorney

If you’ve been involved in a Kentucky car accident and believe you have a case involving auto product liability, you should speak with an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damage, emotional distress and loss of income due to the inability to work. Holding manufacturers accountable is the best way to ensure that there are safe and reliable automobiles on the road. Call the Thomas Law Offices today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case with a Louisville attorney.

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Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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