Bentonville Auto Defect Attorneys

Fighting to Recover Compensation for Victims Injured by Auto Defects in Houston, TX

We rely on automobile manufacturers to design, manufacture, and deliver safe vehicles. A myriad of components works to keep our vehicles operating as intended. When even one component fails due to a manufacturing or design defect, drivability and safety features may be adversely impacted, potentially resulting in a crash or worsening the consequences of one.

If you were in a crash caused or exacerbated by a defective automobile component, you deserve just compensation for your injuries. Our team at Potts Law Firm has the power, resources, and skills required to maximize the value of your claim. We have recovered over $1 billion for our clients and understand how to dependably hold manufacturers, designers, and other responsible parties accountable for cutting corners that sacrifice the safety of vehicles. Our Bentonville auto defect lawyers will always fight for the best possible result and provide you with responsive support every step of the way.

Our firm frequently takes auto defect cases on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win. Schedule a free initial consultation by contacting us online or calling (479) 323-3738 today.

What Are the Causes of Dangerous Auto Defects?

Most auto defects will manifest during the design of a vehicle or during the manufacturing process. A design defect will affect all vehicles that use that design. In many cases, only a specific component will be defective, but this component may be used across a variety of vehicle models, making the defect even more widespread.

There are also situations where a vehicle or component design is sound, but mistakes made during manufacturing can cause the vehicle or component to not function as intended. These issues will only impact the vehicles that were subject to the flawed manufacturing method.

But why do design issues and manufacturing errors actually occur? Generally, the vehicle manufacturer will be looking to reduce costs wherever possible. They may choose a fundamentally defective design if it is cheaper and easier to produce than more expensive but safer alternatives. Manufacturing facilities may have quality control issues if they do not employ enough workers, fail to properly train them, or do not give them adequate time to do their jobs. Rushed production schedules are more likely to lead to mistakes with devastating consequences.

In short, dangerous auto defects are the result of choices made by a person or organization. When those choices lead to preventable injuries, they can be held accountable for their negligence.

Our Bentonville auto defect attorneys are prepared to represent you in claims that involve:

  • Airbag and Seatbelt Failures
  • Broken Seatbacks
  • Door Latch and Hood Latch Failures
  • Ignition Defects and Loss of Power
  • Roof Collapse and Crashworthiness Issues
  • Steering and Handling Defects
  • Tire Defects
  • Vehicle Fires and Fuel System Defects

Who Is Liable for an Auto Defect in Arkansas?

Any party who participates in the vehicle manufacturing and distribution process could be found liable for a dangerous auto defect. Manufacturers of vehicles and components have a legal responsibility to confirm the products they are delivering are safe. If there are any known dangers, they must provide warnings to consumers and recall vehicles that become unsafe to drive.

Unfortunately, many manufacturers avoid issuing recalls in an effort to save money and protect their reputations. When they do so, they negligently put their own interests above your and other drivers’ safety. If you can prove negligence, you have a case against them and can seek damages.

Depending on the nature of the defective auto component and accident, any of the following parties may be found liable for your injuries:

  • Your vehicle’s manufacturer
  • The manufacturer of the defective vehicle component
  • Your vehicle’s distribution company
  • The car dealer or the dealership you purchased the defective vehicle or defective component from

Call (479) 323-3738 or contact us online to explore your legal options with Potts Law Firm if you believe a car accident was caused by an auto defect. We offer same-day appointments and provide services in English and Spanish.

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Hear From Our Past Client's
  • I had a wonderful experience with this law firm.

    “They were able to complete it in a timely manner and were great at keeping me up to date with communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend using this law firm if the need arises.”

    - Stephen P.
  • I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or any of the team at Potts.

    “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

    - Theo C.
  • The Potts Law Firm is a powerhouse of brilliant attorneys.

    “They know the law from every angle, dig deep, and will not accept anything less than what was asked in the original suit. The Potts team never backed down until the case was settled in full.”

    - Molly H.
  • I would recommend Potts Law Firm for any and all legal matters that come my way in the future!

    “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

    - W. Gary
  • Great law firm!

    “Very responsive they would call and text me about everything going down! They helped me get through my car crash and I would greatly recommend this team!”

    - Hugo G.

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Explore our past successes
  • Seat Back Failure Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer when the client’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle causing the driver’s seat to collapse backward allowing the client to be thrown into the back seat where she received spinal cord injuries, rendering her a quadriplegic.

  • Defective Airbag Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer for the clients when their nine-year-old daughter was killed by the passenger side airbag in this low-energy collision.

  • Small Statured Seat Belt Defect Confidential Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a judgment and subsequent confidential settlement against an automobile manufacturer for a defective occupant restraint system provided for the front seat driver in a 1990 vehicle. This was a judge-tried case.  After presenting evidence as to liability, the judge entered a plaintiff’s verdict.

  • Auto Explosion Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer for a defective fuel tank system.  The client received 3rd and 2nd-degree burns over 60% of her body when the 2004 vehicle she was driving was hit in the rear causing the vehicle to become as witnesses describe a “fireball.”

  • Defective Seat Belt Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer for the clients when the restraint system in the subject vehicle failed to properly restrain their son in a rollover.

  • Defective Seat Belt Buckle Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against automobile manufacturers when the client’s seat belt was unlatched during a collision allowing him to move forward which caused his head to impact the interior of the vehicle. The client was immediately rendered a quadriplegic.

What Damages Can I Recover in an Auto Defect Lawsuit in Bentonville, AR?

You must act quickly if you hope to recover damages, as time limits are enforced in these cases. In Arkansas, you get three years from the date of an accident to file an auto defect lawsuit against the liable parties. When someone suffers fatal injuries in a crash caused by an auto defect, the personal representative of the deceased or certain surviving loved ones will have three years from the date of the victim’s death to bring a wrongful death claim.

Our Houston auto defect lawyers will fight to secure compensation for all applicable losses, including:

  • Past, current, and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering


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