Auto Product Liability Attorneys in Washington, D.C.
Pursuing Justice for Injured Consumers
The automotive industry has made incredible strides in building technologically astounding and incredibly safe vehicles. When you buy a car, you trust that it has been designed and produced in accordance with high safety standards. Unfortunately, our trust in auto manufacturers is not always well placed. Too often, defects in design and manufacturing lead to severe accidents and serious injuries.
If you suffered an injury in an accident caused by this kind of defect, our auto product liability attorneys in Washington, D.C. can help. With over 65 years of experience, Ashcraft & Gerel is the firm you can trust to build a strong case on your behalf. Let us help you hold the carmaker accountable for its failure to keep you safe.
The Manufacturer’s Obligation to Consumers
An accident caused by another driver’s negligence is not grounds for an auto product liability claim. In order to pursue legal action against the auto manufacturer, you must be able to show that the company’s defective car part or design flaw directly contributed to or caused your car accident.
Over the years, Ashcraft & Gerel has handled defective auto product claims involving:
With this experience under our belts, we stand ready to represent you in your own auto product liability claim. All carmakers are expected to sell vehicles that are proven to be safe. Any failure to meet these expectations can and should be seen as negligence.
Car part defects are often caused by:
- Manufacturing errors
- Dangerous designs
- Errors during shipping or distribution
- Failure to adhere to safety protocols when testing vehicles
- Failure to include adequate safety warnings
Types of Auto Product Liability
At Ashcraft & Gerel, we often see auto product liability cases involving:
The most important first step in any claim is to determine the exact defect that resulted in the car part failure and the subsequent accident. Our auto product liability attorneys in Washington, D.C. go to great lengths to investigate claims and pinpoint the cause of the defect. If we can trace the defect back to the manufacturer or designer, we can help you pursue legal action and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Discuss Your Claim with Ashcraft & Gerel
Whether you were injured by a defective car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or another kind of motor vehicle, the fact remains that you deserve to be properly compensated. Powerful car companies and automotive corporations should be held accountable for their errors and shortcomings – and you owe it to yourself to fight for the financial compensation you need to heal and move on from this incident. When you work with Ashcraft & Gerel, we can advise you of your rights and options while building a strong claim on your behalf.
Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
Injuries to Foster Child From Abuse - Gov’t Agency $10 Million
Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
Injured by Defective Helmet & Negligent Track Employees $3.5 Million
Child Injured at Birth – Deprived of Oxygen $2.9 Million
Injured Forklift Operator $2.5 Million
Burns from Flammable Bathrobe $2 Million
Injury from Automobile Defect - Malfunction $1.9 Million
Construction Negligence $1.25 Million
Car Accident Negligence $851,000
Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.
Committed to the Community
Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.
Fearless Advocacy When You Need It
Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.
Respected within the Legal Field
Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.
At the Forefront of Major Litigation
Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.
A Long Legacy of Successful Results
Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.