Houston Auto Defect Attorney

Was Your Accident Caused by a Defective Car Part?

The vast majority of traffic accidents are caused by human error, but this doesn’t mean negligent drivers are responsible for every collision. In fact, negligence can occur long before you drive – or even own – your vehicle. Defective car parts are responsible for a startling number of accidents and deaths every year. Since 1996, more than 390 million automobiles and other vehicles have been recalled because they posed a serious threat to occupants. If you suffered an injury because of a defective car par, speak with a Houston auto defect lawyer from our law firm today.

Types of Car Defects & Accidents

A car is only safe when it operates correctly. Even a simple design or manufacturing error could lead to an accident, injury, or death. Some of the most common types of auto defects include:

  • Roof-Crush Accidents
    When a car rolls over, the roof should be strong enough to protect passengers. If the roof collapses, occupants may suffer preventable – and serious – injuries.
  • Ignition Switch Failure
    In 2014, General Motors recalled 7.6 million vehicles in the United States. Many of these were linked to faulty ignition switches that caused the cars to suddenly stop running.
  • Rollover Accidents
    Some vehicles, especially SUVs, are prone to tipping over. This is understandable, since these cars have a high center of gravity. However, some of these SUVs are unreasonably dangerous.
  • Defective Seatbelts
    Seatbelts save lives every year, but a defective one places passengers at risk of injury. If you were injured because your seatbelt malfunctioned, you may be entitled to compensation.

Understanding Your Rights

Was your car accident caused by a potentially dangerous automobile defect? Our Houston personal injury attorney can help you pursue compensation for your damages. At the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC., we are confident in our ability to provide the guidance you need. Call our office today to schedule your free legal consultation with an auto defect lawyer in Houston.