Auto Defects

Develop a strategy in an effort to resolve a claim for injuries and damages for injured victims in San Antonio

Automobile manufacturers and manufacturers of automotive and component parts, such as tires or airbags, have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe for use by consumers. When manufacturers fail to take adequate measures to protect drivers, passengers and other consumers, serious auto accidents can result.

At The Bates Law Firm, we are dedicated to representing the interests of the injured in San Antonio and throughout South Texas in recovering the compensation needed to pay for such damages as medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain, suffering and emotional distress. Our highly qualified attorney is experienced in all aspects of auto accidents and has the professional skill to negotiate a fair settlement with insurance companies or aggressively pursue a fair verdict in litigation.

Defective automobile design, manufacture and warnings

Auto manufacturers have a duty to:

  • Provide adequate warnings, labels and instructions
  • Safely manufacture vehicles, keeping them free from such defects as substandard materials, inadequate inspection, shoddy assembly or worker error
  • Ensure the vehicle is safely designed and crashworthy

The point of ensuring vehicle crashworthiness is to prevent serious injuries or fatal car wrecks from occurring, based on high-speed front and side crash tests, rollover tests and in evaluations of seat and head restraints for protection in rear impacts.

Types of auto defects

At The Bates Law Firm, our lawyer has more than 25 years of legal skill in personal injury litigation, giving him the knowledge, experience and trusted results to assist victims injured or killed because of almost any type of auto defects:

  • Seatbelt and airbag failure
  • Seatback failure
  • Gas tank explosions and fuel fires
  • Brake failure
  • Drive shaft failure
  • Defective accelerators
  • Steering defects
  • Defective door latches
  • Roof crush accidents
  • SUV, small pickup truck and other vehicle rollover accidents
  • Defective tires
  • Defective car seats and child restraints

In addition to defectively designed and manufactured cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles and auto parts, our firm has extensive experience helping those injured or the families of those killed by other kinds of defective products.

Seek quality assistance from a dedicated injury lawyer in San Antonio

As a board-certified personal injury trial specialist by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Texas Super Lawyer in 2006, 2009-2017 by Thomson Reuters, Harry Bates has the qualifications to assist clients in injury cases caused by auto defects in San Antonio and throughout South Texas, including Del Rio, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Falfurrias, Victoria, Eagle Pass, Seguin, Crystal City, Carrizo Springs, Austin, Kerrville, Uvalde, Laredo, Edinburg, and New Braunfels. To learn more, contact The Bates Law Firm online or call 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777 for a free initial consultation.