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Boulder Defective Auto Part Attorney

When we purchase a vehicle in Boulder, we trust that all of its components are in good working condition. Unfortunately, some auto part manufacturers may fail to catch defects in the manufacturing, design, or marketing process, putting drivers at risk of an accident. If you are in a motor vehicle collision due to a defective auto part, you can sustain serious injuries, financial hardship, and emotional trauma.

In these situations, the Boulder defective auto part attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP can help. Since 1985, we have represented Colorado residents in their claims against manufacturers of defective vehicle parts, and we can help you secure the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us

  • Our firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We will explore every possible avenue to compensation to secure the award you need to recover.
  • Defective auto part lawsuits require significant technical knowledge. Our Boulder personal injury attorneys will partner with expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf.
  • Open, honest, and respectful communication is important to our firm. We care about your health and well-being and will always be available to answer your questions.

Types of Defective Products Under Colorado Law

Many auto parts can have defects, including brakes, engines, airbags, tires, and fuel systems. There are three types of defective products under Colorado law.

  • Manufacturing defects occur when the product is being built. The product may not be inherently defective but sustains an error that makes it dangerous. For example, a lot of tires may sustain damage in the factory that makes them prone to blowouts.
  • Design defects occur during the ideation phase. With this type of defect, the product is inherently dangerous from the beginning. For example, an airbag may be prone to deploying at the wrong time, which may injure a driver.
  • Failure to warn defects occur when a manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings about potential product dangers. In auto defect cases, this type of defect typically occurs when a manufacturer fails to inform you about some dangerous aspect of the vehicle in the owner’s manual.

How to Prove a Defective Auto Part Lawsuit

If you are in a car accident due to a malfunctioning or defective auto part, you have the right to file a lawsuit against any entity along the chain of distribution. Unlike other civil lawsuits, you do not need to prove negligence in order to secure compensation for your injuries. However, you will need to provide sufficient evidence that establishes the following four elements.

  • You sustained injuries or suffered losses in the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
  • The auto part is defective due to its design, a manufacturing flaw, or the manufacturer’s failure to warn.
  • The defective auto part caused your accident and your resulting injuries and losses.
  • You were using the auto part as the manufacturer intended and did not commit any actions that would cause it to malfunction.

Contact Purvis Thomson, LLP

If you are in a car accident and believe that a defective auto part is responsible, you may have grounds for a product liability claim. In these situations, trust the Boulder defective auto part attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP to fight for your right to recovery. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and discuss your next steps.

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