Brownsville Automotive Product Liability Defense Attorney
Brownsville is an integral link in the supply-chain logistics of the automotive industrial corridor. While automobile manufacturing has produced safer automobiles every year for decades, public expectations, government safety standards, and the frequency of litigation, have all increased. Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriguez, L.L.P. applies decades of experience in personal injury and products liability defense to the representation of automobile and component parts manufacturers in litigation alleging injuries attributed to automotive design defects. Contact one of our Brownsville automotive product liability defense attorneys to get the help you need today.
Automotive Products Liability and the Crashworthiness Doctrine
For almost 50 years, the doctrine of crashworthiness has been used to hold automakers liable for accidents caused by negligent, reckless, intoxicated and distracted drivers. Despite passive restraint systems such as seat belts and airbags, and shock absorption technology and other safety features, the doctrine of crashworthiness seeks to take the liability for a vehicle occupant’s injuries out of the hands of the negligent driver, and place that liability on the automotive manufacturer.
It is understandable that juries may wish to see an innocent victim fully compensated for his or her injuries in a crash, and the relatively deeper pockets of an automotive manufacturer compared to those of an individual negligent driver is an attractive target. At Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriguez, L.L.P., our attorneys strive to get courts to understand the efforts automotive manufacturers make to minimize foreseeable injury in a crash, and to make sure our clients are not held responsible for injuries that were neither their fault nor their legal or moral responsibility to prevent. Our firm represents manufacturers in litigation involving the following and more:
- ATV Accidents
- Truck Rollovers
- Roof Crush Injuries
- Fuel-fed Fires
- Seat Back Failures
- Airbag Deployment Injuries
- Tires, Brakes, and Other Components
Experienced Legal Representation in South Texas Automotive Products Liability Claims
For claims involving crashworthiness, “enhanced injuries” and other injuries attributed to alleged automotive product defects, contact Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriguez, L.L.P. in Brownsville and Edinburg for solid, effective representation in court by our Brownsville automotive products liability defense attorney.