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Automobile Product Liability Lawyers Serving New York

If you have been injured in an accident that resulted from a defective car part or design, you may have an automobile product liability case. Our team of lawyers at Leav & Steinberg LLP has extensive experience with such cases, and we are prepared to defend your rights as a consumer.

What Is Automobile Product Liability?

While it's true that many automobile accidents occur due to some degree of recklessness or negligence on the part of drivers, some accidents are the direct result of faulty car parts or designs. When a critical feature of a vehicle malfunctions or fails, it can cause the driver to lose control, crash, or become injured in some other way. Unfortunately, almost any piece of a car can be defective and cause harm, from the nuts and bolts holding it together to its tires, airbags, steering mechanisms, and brakes. Automobile product liability cases are important because they hold negligent manufacturers accountable and provide due compensation to injured drivers and passengers.

Laws Covering Automobile Product Liability

In New York, "strict liability" laws allow consumers to file claims against negligent car manufacturers, designers, and even distributors in the event of injuries due to defective parts without having to prove that they failed to adequately keep its customers safe. However, since defects and malfunctions can occur at any time during the designing, manufacturing, and distributing of automobiles, it's often difficult to determine exactly who is to blame for injuries sustained. To make matters more complicated, sometimes there are two or more parties at fault. For example, if a faulty screw causes steering problems, the parts company that manufactured the screw could be liable alongside the automobile company itself.

If you believe you have an automobile product liability case, you'll need to be able to prove three things in order to meet strict liability laws: one, that the defects in question were "unreasonably dangerous;" two, that you were operating the vehicle reasonably when the injuries were sustained; and three, that you did not make extensive alterations or improvements to the vehicle prior to the accident. Once our team of attorneys takes on your case, we'll assemble the evidence, including police reports, photographs of vehicle damage and injuries, medical documents, expert testimony, and information from witnesses.

Let Leav & Steinberg Help You Recover

For two decades, our team of experienced attorneys has been winning trials and settlements for clients in a range of cases, including automobile product liability. We serve clients throughout New York City and surrounding areas. Call us today at 212-766-5222 to request a free consultation.

Client Reviews

Leav & Steinberg are amazing, kind, compassionate, and loving, once you hire them, you become part of their family. We love them. Evonne Gray
This firm is amazing! Ricardo Martinez was very professional, courteous and friendly. All of my questions were answered promptly and my case was handled very quickly!!!! I highly recommend this firm!! Mercedes Valentin Davila
I felt great and very comfortable dealing with Edward. I have been with him since he started practicing law and I always call him anytime I have a situation that requires a lawyer. I recommend him to everyone that I know, family, friends,and even people that I’ve seen that need a great accident lawyer. Dan Cruz
Excellent law firm exceeded all my expectations Couldn’t ask for better results with my case. highly recommend them Bob Bohl
I had a great experience with this law firm for my personal injury case. I was referred to them by another attorney who did not handle the type of case I had and from the beginning I felt I was in good hands by Edward Averbach, Esq., Edward Steinberg, Esq. and the paralegals that worked my case. Josephine Spano