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After a serious car accident in Arizona, work with Gallagher & Kennedy to determine whether an auto defect may have contributed to the crash. If we find evidence of a defective or dangerously designed auto part, our Phoenix auto defect attorneys can file a product liability claim against the appropriate party in pursuit of damage recovery. A manufacturing corporation or car company could owe you compensation for your significant losses. Call our firm at (602) 530-8400 for a free case review.

Why Choose Gallagher & Kennedy?

  • We have proven our ability to resolve cases, acquiring hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our personal injury and wrongful death clients.
  • We have years of experience handling complicated auto defect and other product liability claims throughout Arizona. We understand the elements of these unique claims.
  • We believe in making legal representation available to all accident victims. We take auto defect claims on a contingency fee basis, with $0 in upfront fees.

How To Find the Right Auto Defect Attorney

The right lawyer for your auto defect claim will have experience in this practice area, as well as the resources to build a strong case on your behalf. Gallagher & Kennedy has successfully resolved a wide range of product liability and auto defect claims for clients over the last two decades. Our attorneys understand the intricacies of product liability law, and the important safety changes that such cases enable.  Through our work for our clients, we have achieved vehicle recalls, new vehicle designs and important safety changes to dangerous automotive products.  We have also worked with the federal government to ensure that the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute is made aware of dangerous vehicles, and our efforts have led to millions of dollars in fines to automakers.

Types of Dangerous Auto Defects

An auto defect can refer to any mistake during a product’s design, manufacture or marketing that interferes with its ability to function safely and effectively. If someone installs a defective auto part in a vehicle, its driver and passengers could be at risk. The auto defect could either cause a car accident or contribute to serious injuries in a collision. All products, components, and parts in a vehicle must operate as the manufacturers intended for safe travel.

  • Accelerators
  • Airbags
  • Brakes
  • Electrical systems
  • Seatbacks
  • Seatbelts
  • Self-driving technologies
  • Starters
  • Tires

At Gallagher & Kennedy, our Phoenix auto defect attorneys have successfully negotiated and litigated auto defect cases against top automobile manufacturers. Our firm can take claims involving high-profile defects such as exploding airbags, sticky accelerators, and seatback failures. We are not afraid to take on major corporations, manufacturers and insurance companies in pursuit of compensation for our clients.

How To Obtain Compensation for an Auto Defect

The two goals of the civil justice system are to compensate victims for their losses and institute fundamental changes within the industry. At Gallagher & Kennedy, we have dedicated our professional lives to the pursuit of settlements and verdicts – not for profit, but for the people of Arizona.  Our lawyers work hard to protect consumers. Our auto defect and product liability attorneys seek not only to recover compensation for victims but also to force automakers to take better care in the design and manufacture of vehicle parts in the future.

No matter what type of auto defect caused or contributed to your recent accident, contact a Gallagher & Kennedy attorney to help you hold the at-fault party accountable. A lawsuit against the part manufacturer, distributor or installer could end in payment for your past and future economic and noneconomic losses. Filing a product liability lawsuit in Arizona could grant you the monetary recovery your family needs to move forward after a tragedy. Trusting the right law firm could make all the difference to your case.

Contact our Phoenix Auto Defect Lawyers Today

Proving that a vehicle contained an unreasonably dangerous defect and that this caused your injury or a loved one’s death are tasks our Phoenix product liability attorneys can handle on your behalf. We can represent you during insurance settlement negotiations or a product liability lawsuit in Arizona. Let us guide you through the complexities of the claims process after a serious or fatal accident involving auto defects. Call (602) 530-8400 to contact our lawyers today.