If a vehicle you are travelling in is defective, the consequences can be extremely serious. Injuries or deaths caused by a defective vehicle can devastate families and change lives forever. If this has happened to you or a loved one, we could help you claim compensation.

Whether you or someone close to you was driving or was a passenger in a faulty vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered injuries from an accident caused by a fault. In some cases, the accident may not have been caused by a fault but was instead made worse by one – such as a defective seatbelt failing to work properly in the event of a crash. Such issues can also entitle you to claim compensation.

We know that making a compensation claim while also dealing with your injuries can seem daunting, so it pays to have the experts on your side to make the process as straightforward as possible. By pursuing a claim with us you can be sure that you'll have an experienced team behind you who can help you every step of the way.

We can also help you get access to any rehabilitation you need to aid recovery following the accident – even if the case is still ongoing.

Most of the claims we handle are on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that there's nothing for you to pay upfront, and that you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim isn’t successful*.

If you have any questions about making a claim for injuries caused by a defective vehicle, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case. We'll talk you through your options, and you are under no obligation to go any further after this initial call.

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Defective Products

Manufacturers have a duty to their customers to ensure the products they release to the market are fit for purpose and safe for their intended use."

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Faults Are Common With Vehicles, And What Injuries Can Be Sustained?

When you drive a car, you expect that it should perform to a certain standard – be that during normal use, or how the vehicle responds in an accident. Some faults are more common than others, such as:

  • Failure of seat belts, airbags and brakes – all of which can lead to serious and potentially fatal injuries
  • Faulty components including leaking fuel tanks or air conditioning units - which could lead to fire, posing a serious threat to the driver and any passengers on board, as well as nearby vehicles and pedestrians

Proving that a specific defect or fault has caused an accident can be difficult, so it makes sense to have the experts on your side. The injuries that can be caused by defective vehicles can vary from minor to life-threatening, but regardless of the severity, it's vital to get the compensation you need in order to recover as best as you possibly can.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a faulty or defective vehicle, please call us today on 0800 056 4110, or contact us online, for a free initial consultation on your case.

What Is The Vehicle Manufacturer Responsible For?

If you've had an accident as a result of a vehicle defect, or if an accident was made worse by a vehicle defect, it can be difficult to understand where the blame lies.

Though the applicable legislation – the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 – isn't specific to vehicles, it can be generally applied to all consumer products. This means that manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the applicable safety requirements are met. In the vehicle industry, these safety requirements are heavily regulated, with different regulations applying to different parts of a vehicle, such as the seatbelts, brakes and airbags.

Any manufacturer failing to meet these regulated safety requirements could be liable for a compensation claim, should it be found that a person was injured as a consequence of this failure.

To find out more about manufacturer's liability in relation to defective vehicle compensation, contact us now on 0800 056 4110, or contact us online, for a free, no-obligation discussion.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell For A Defective Vehicle Injury Claim?

If you're looking to claim for a defective vehicle injury, it's vital that you choose a team that understand the complexities of such cases. Our team of experts have a great deal of expertise in these kinds of claims, so you can relax knowing your claim is being thoroughly investigated.

Our experts also understand the importance of rehabilitation and how being able to access to the right services is vital to making as full a recovery as possible. Our commitment to our clients' rehabilitation has seen us receive Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven occasions.

Thanks to our extensive network of UK offices, we have a presence in many of the country's major cities, meaning that we're perfectly placed to assist with your claim. If you've experienced an injury as a result of a defective vehicle, we'll do everything we can for you if you're entitled to compensation.

If you'd like help and advice or have experienced an issue defective vehicle injury claims, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.

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We believe rehabilitation is as important as compensation.

Injuries and illness can have a lasting effect on your life. We're proud to have won Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven occasions, recognising our commitment to getting our clients the care and support they need to get their lives back on track.

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