New Orleans Auto Defect Attorney

An automobile that cost $25,000 should not spontaneously burst into flames. A motorist should not worry about tread separation and a blowout at high speeds caused by a defective tire. A factory-equipped mini-van or SUV should be stable, and resist rollover in normal situations. Rigorous crashworthiness tests should be performed before cars and trucks go to market, and design changes should be made before the vehicles go to market. Unfortunately, the motor vehicle industry does not always put consumer safety first, and every years U.S. motorists are seriously injured or die as a result of the auto accidents that follow.

Motor vehicle safety advocates

At James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., our New Orleans, Louisiana, personal injury firm, we are aggressive advocates of consumer safety. When handling claims for those injured in accidents caused by defective auto equipment, or representing family members in a wrongful death lawsuit, lead attorney James (Jim) L. Arruebarrena assembles a team of scientific experts, accident reconstructionists, and experienced lawyers to present a strong case to the jury. It is our goal to see that victims of the negligence of the automotive industry recover the maximum compensation possible for their losses.

Defective auto equipment lawsuits

Our lawyers are prepared to handle individual and class actions suits, challenging the mega-corporations that rule the motor vehicle industry in Louisiana's state and federal courts. In recent years product liability claims have been brought against manufacturers and distributors for injuries and deaths resulting from a wide variety of auto defects, including those involving the following equipment or design defects:

  • Poor crashworthiness
  • Tire failure
  • SUV rollovers
  • Seat collapse
  • Head rest failure
  • Seatbelt failure
  • Airbag failure
  • Rollover
  • Roof crush
  • Brake failure
  • Defective throttle
  • Spontaneous acceleration
  • Fuel system explosions and car fires
  • Steering failure

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