Were you injured, or suffered damages, because of a defective car part?




Charleston Defective Car Part Attorney


A defective car part can cause injury, property damages and even death.

It’s estimated that more than 500 fatalities occur every year due to non-crash vehicle incidents.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

When it comes to determining who’s responsible for car part accident injuries, there are several legal factors that have to be considered.

Common Products Liability Claims for Motor Vehicles

Claims may be based on defects in:

  • The body and frame
  • Brakes and braking system
  • Cooling and temperature control system
  • Electrical system
  • Engine assembly
  • Exhaust system
  • Fuel system
  • Lubrication system
  • Passenger compartment
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Transmission and drivetrain, and other parts and accessories.

Types of Product Liability Claims

There are typically two types of product liability claims involving motor vehicles:

·         Defectively manufactured vehicles or vehicle parts. This type of claim involves vehicles or vehicle parts that have been improperly manufactured in some way. This may be the result of an error at the manufacturing facility where the vehicle or part was made, or a problem that occurs during shipping or at the dealership or supply.

·         Vehicles with an unreasonably dangerous design. This category of claims involves vehicles or parts that, although properly manufactured, have an unreasonably dangerous design that results in injury or other damages. Sometimes these cases involve vehicles or parts that have been on the market for some time before it is discovered that they are dangerous.

Product liability actions are often quite complex, and establishing legal fault often requires the assistance and testimony of experts. Additionally, every state has its own laws and specific statutes that will affect a product liability action. Accordingly, it is important to consult an experienced attorney if you or a loved one suffers injury caused by a potentially defective product.

Getting Help

If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto crash and you suspect a defective car part may have been the cause, you may be entitled to recover damages for any injuries that resulted. Determining your legal rights can be complicated, and it may be unclear who to bring a claim against, and to what sort of damages you are entitled.  For these reasons and more it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney.


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Your Charleston Defective Car Parts Injury Case

Defective car parts can cause serious injuries to unsuspecting auto operators. If you or someone you love was injured due to a defective auto part, you may be entitled to financial compensation. 

The defective product litigation process can be challenging and complex. That’s why it’s important that you contact a defective auto parts attorney as soon as possible. An experienced Charleston, South Carolina legal firm with extensive knowledge of defective products can help guide your case toward a satisfactory conclusion. 

Call the Hartman Law Firm, LLC today. We care about your slip and fall case, and we can help.


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Frank offers a Free Case Evaluation and Consultation. He will visit with you at your convenience at your home or hospital bed to evaluate your matter. This is done on a case by case basis.

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC

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North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 300-7600
Email: frank@thehartmanlawfirm.com

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