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Defective Motor Vehicle Lawsuits – FindLaw

Motor vehicle defect cases include claims involving not only passenger automobiles, but also motorcycles, trucks, and vans. Unlike an ordinary personal injury claim for negligence after a motor vehicle accident, in order to establish a vehicle manufacturer or seller’s liability for a car defect, you do not need to show that they were careless.

Claims may be based on defects in:

  • The body and frame,
  • Brakes and braking system,
  • Cooling and temperature control system,
  • Electrical system,
  • Engine assembly,
  • Exhaust system,
  • Fuel system,
  • Lubrication system,
  • Passenger compartment,
  • Steering and suspension systems,
  • Transmission and drivetrain, and other parts and accessories.

Again, carelessness is not a requirement under the strict liability legal standard. Instead, liability in motor vehicle defect cases is controlled by the doctrine of strict liability. Regardless of what steps a manufacturer

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