Car Accidents Due to Dealership Negligence
When you buy a new car or take your vehicle to the dealer for service, you expect to take home a vehicle that is safe to drive. While this happens most of the time, some people experience serious issues with their vehicles. Sometimes, a car malfunction can cause a driver to lose control, crash, and suffer injuries. The crash might also cause injuries to passengers or people in other vehicles.
You should not have to pay for your injuries or injuries to others if your vehicle malfunctions. Sometimes, the malfunction can be traced back to the dealership, and they should be liable for all of the resulting injuries and losses.
If you need to file a claim against a dealership for negligence, reach out to a New Jersey car accident lawyer immediately.
Issues with Cars that Can Cause Accidents
Car dealerships have a duty to sell vehicles that are safe to drive - even if they are selling them “as is.” Unfortunately, this does not always occur, and innocent consumers can be injured as a result. Some of the more common issues that can cause accidents that may be a dealer’s fault include:
- Faulty brakes
- Worn tires
- Poor alignment
- Malfunctioning safety features like lane assist or automatic emergency braking
- Cracks in windshields
- Issues with steering
Car Dealership Negligence
Car dealerships often do a good job of selling safe vehicles and properly conducting maintenance and repairs. When a dealership fails to do so, however, vehicles can malfunction, and serious accidents can result.
To hold a dealership liable, you must prove the following:
- The dealership owed you a duty of care
- The dealership breached the duty of care by sending you home with an unsafe vehicle
- The accident happened as a result of the vehicle malfunction
- You (or someone else) suffered injuries in the accident
Going up against a car dealership’s insurance company is much different than filing a claim with an individual’s auto coverage. You need a skilled attorney to handle your claim.
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries and Losses
Your injuries can result in many losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
Our attorneys work to hold negligent car dealerships liable for all of your losses. We can also ensure that you are not responsible for the losses of others, as the dealership should cover everyone who suffered injuries in the crash. Our team works to obtain financial recovery from dealerships and their insurers for everyone involved.
Discuss a Possible Claim with a New Jersey Car Accident Attorney
If you have suffered injuries in an accident that was the result of car dealer negligence, it’s critical that you contact the Leonard Legal Group immediately. We understand how seriously car accidents can impact victims' lives, and we’re committed to helping people like you obtain the full value of their claims. Contact us or call our office today to schedule your free case evaluation with a car accident lawyer in New Jersey.