What are the Legal Consequences of Auto Defect?
Both economic and non-economic damages from the manufacturer can be recovered if a victim of a car accident was injured by defects or design errors.
The damages that you may be able to recover include:
• Property damage
• Loss benefits
• Medical bills
• Loss income and wages
You may receive compensation for non-economic damage such as:
• Loss of enjoyment
• Loss of consortium
• Pain and suffering
Always keep in mind that all cases are different. In some cases, punitive damages may be granted in order to prevent related accidents from happening again in the future. In fatal cases, the victim’s family can also file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their losses.
Proving legal responsibility in accident cases may entail the services of an attorney, preferably a person with knowledgeable and experience regarding accidents involving auto defect cases.
Generally, these are personal injury lawyers.