Holding Auto Companies Responsible For Defective Vehicles

The Van Blois Law Firm specializes not only in vehicular accidents caused by negligent driving and dangerous conditions on roads, but also represents catastrophically injured vehicle occupants who's injuries were caused by vehicle defects. Often there is one person permanently injured in an accident by a defect in the vehicle when the other passengers receive lesser non-permanent injuries. An automotive product liability cases is complex and requires legal representation by an experienced law firm capable these opponents.

Van Blois and Associates have the extensive litigation experience, exceptional relationships with the best experts, and the monetary resources to successfully represent persons injured by a defective vehicle and other defective products. Our team can take on any type of defect claim, including:

  • Automobile defects
  • Big rig defects
  • Motorcycle defects
  • Defective tires

We have successfully prosecuted automotive defect cases against Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Chrysler Corporation, BMW, Toyota, Hyundai and International Harvester. We have obtained large awards against the manufacturers including Cooper Tire and Firestone Tires.

Providing A Thorough Investigation

Many times a police investigation incorrectly blames a driver for an accident. When we conduct a more complete investigation with highly qualified accident experts, we frequently are able to prove the accident was caused by a defect in the vehicle or by a dangerous road condition. It is essential that the accident vehicle be preserved and stored promptly after an accident. Vehicles that are totally damaged are often crushed soon after an accident. The vehicle must be preserved in order to successfully pursue an automotive defect case. We can purchase and store your vehicle while we investigate your accident.

Consumers have a right to expect their vehicles will perform safely to avoid accidents and to protect them in the event an accident occurs. Vehicles can be equipped with electronic stability control (ESC) which prevents loss of control from steering overcorrection. The roof of a vehicle must maintain its integrity and not collapse during a rollover. Seat belts must not spool out, tire treads should not separate, brakes must not fail, air bags must not malfunction and fuel fed fires must be prevented.

Schedule A Free Consultation To Learn More

Call 510.343.9570 or 209.478.2400 to set up your free consultation with our law firm. You can also fill out our online form to get started. While based in Oakland, we represent clients across the Bay Area, Central Valley and throughout Northern California.