Auto Defect and Tire Defect Lawyers
Irvine Auto Defect and Tire Defect Attorney
One of the major purchases American consumers make regularly in their lifetimes is an automobile. Of course, one of the most important components of every vehicle is its tires. We depend on our cars, trucks and SUVs for transportation, and our cars, trucks and SUVs depend on their tires to run smoothly and safely. If you’ve ever purchased a lemon, you understand the frustration that comes with it. If you’ve ever had to replace tires, you understand how infuriating it can be to have to bring your vehicle to the shop twice. Few things bring a routine to a halt faster than car trouble.
While these are extremely annoying circumstances, you may be one of the many people who has suffered through a far more difficult situation, namely, an auto defect and/or a tire defect. These problems are generally not foreseeable, and you may be fighting through disastrous consequences because of one or both of them. You may be in extreme physical pain. Worse, you may be suddenly mourning the loss of a loved one. You may not know where to turn for help, as you’re just one person who may have to take the fight to an enormous corporation in order to enforce your legal rights. You have so many things to deal with that this can all be overwhelming. Rather than take it on yourself, speak to an auto defect lawyer at Montevideo Law. You can schedule an initial consultation that’s free of charge.
Where Do You Start?
If you’ve been injured or even lost someone because of an auto defect, you’re probably not even sure where to start with regards to recapturing your losses. You do understand that an automobile manufacturer is an enormous corporation with nearly limitless access to different types of resources. You do not have a longstanding background in litigation. You are one person who is suffering from severe pain and mounting financial stress. You may be struggling with questions that are running through your mind that are also becoming increasingly stressful as bills mount and you continue to miss work.
Every auto defect lawyer at Montevideo Law has helped clients through this type of difficult situation. We understand these common questions. Examples of them include:
- What do I do, contact the automobile manufacturer somehow?
- Will they even acknowledge me?
- Should I just settle with the insurance company?
- I know the proposed settlement of my claim won’t cover my losses, but should I just take the offer?
- How will I ever recover the income I’m losing because I can’t work?
- Will I ever trust any automobile I drive again?
- Where can I turn for help?
The answer to the last question is that you can turn to an auto defect attorney at Montevideo Law. We offer a free initial consultation so that we can cover the basics of your situation and provide you with some information regarding your legal rights and options. You deserve that foundation of knowledge, as it will alleviate some of your stress.
A Tire Blowout Is Terrifying
While an auto defect is a very scary thing, few if any situations are more terrifying than a sudden tire blowout, particularly one that occurs at a high rate of speed. Suddenly, you completely lose control of your vehicle and you have seconds – at most – to avoid catastrophe. You purchased tires that came with a warranty, and you had every reason to expect that those tires would last for at least as long as they were supposed to last. If you’re like most people, you didn’t really worry about your tires much for that reason.
However, your tire blowout situation was far from the only one that occurred across the United States. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, or NHTSA, did an analysis that ran from 2005 – 2007. The agency found that approximately 90 people are killed and 3,200 are injured in car accidents in the United States in which tire aging was a factor. When a tire blows out because it’s defective and within its supposed useful life, you need to take action to make sure that you are enforcing your legal rights.
However, and once again, you suddenly find yourself facing off with a large corporation that has teams of in-house professionals, defense attorneys and others whose sole purpose is to limit the amount of liability that their employers and/or clients face. They will work tirelessly against your interests and they will use any mistake you may make as you pursue a justifiable recovery against you. Much like in the aftermath of a car accident caused by an auto defect, you need to speak to a tire defect lawyer at Montevideo Law as soon as possible. Schedule a free initial consultation with the firm.
Losses You Could Recover
As your losses mount and the stress that accompanies those losses intensifies, you should remember that there are several different types of losses, known as damages in the legal world, that you may be able to recover. Examples of these damages include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Past and future physical therapy costs
- Past and future lost income
- Cost of investment into your vehicle and/or tires
- Cost of replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
There are many ways in which damages can be quantified. However, this is best done with the help of an experienced legal professionals who understands these costs and how to properly pursue them. Rather than guess at what you could recover and how to go about obtaining that recovery, seek the help of an experienced auto defect lawyer who can help you move things in the right direction. You deserve to focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Allow yourself that opportunity by contacting Montevideo Law today to schedule a free initial consultation.