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Dangerous car defects cause many accidents, injuries, and even fatalities in Miami and across South Florida each year. Defects can cause car cars to be prone to rollovers, can compromise safety systems such as seat belt or air bags, or can cause fuel tanks to explode. You do not have to be the direct buyer or even user of the car that is defective in order to file a products liability claim in Miami or South Florida. If you have been in a car accident because the other driver had a car with a defective part, you may be qualified to seek compensation.

What to do if you are injured in a car accident in Miami or other community

If you have been injured in a car accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, you will want to speak with a personal injury attorney soon after your accident. If you are seriously injured and unable to travel, the Flaxman Law Group law firm can even visit your hospital room, home, or workplace to discuss your case with you. It is important to consult with a personal injury quickly because is often difficult to tell right away what has caused an accident. If the accident was caused by a defective car part or defective manufacturing process, you may be eligible for compensation that can help pay for lost income, medical costs, and other expenses related to your injuries. To find out more, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to arrange for a free case evaluation.

Who is liable for my car accident?

If you've been in a traffic accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida and you believe that the accident was caused by a car defect, there may be multiple liable parties, including:

  • The car manufacturer. The car manufacturer of your vehicle is responsible for assembling a safe product. If the car manufacturer has a defective manufacturing process or if some incident at the factory caused your car to be incorrectly assembled or to be damaged in some way and that defect caused your accident, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.

  • The manufacturer of a specific part of the car. Car manufacturers generally get specific car parts from all over the world and then assemble them in factories. If a specific part of the car – such as a faulty airbag or a faulty tire -- caused an accident you may also be able to pursue a legal claim against the specific company that manufactured the specific defective part.

  • An automotive supply shop or car dealership. In some cases, a car has a part that has been replaced and that part turns out to be defective. If a car dealership or a supply store sold a defective part and that car part led to an accident, the car dealership or supply store may be held partly liable for the accident and resulting injuries.

  • A used car dealer. In some instances, a used car dealer may be liable for your injuries if he or she tried to cover up possible problems with a vehicle or failed to disclose essential information about a vehicle at the time of purchase.

  • The other driver. If the other driver altered their car, failed to maintain it properly, or failed to respond to a product recall in order to make sure that the car was safe, the other driver may be held partly liable, even if a car defect caused the accident.

  • A shipper or middleman. Middlemen are part of the chain of supply and therefore may be held partly liable in some cases.

If you have been in a car accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida and believe that your accident and injuries were caused by a defective car part, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to discuss your options and how much your case may be worth. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.