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Determining Fault When a Defective Parking Brake Causes an Accident in Arizona

Posted on April 13, 2023 in

Seeing a vehicle roll down a steep hill towards you and/or others is our worst nightmare. Rollaway accidents can be deadly and are often the result of faulty parking brakes. Many victims of rollaway accidents suffer severe injuries that significantly impact their daily lives. Although victims may wish to pursue compensation for their losses, many don’t know who bears liability for their accident injuries. 

If you are injured in a defective parking brake accident in Arizona, do not hesitate to contact a trusted product liability attorney. At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, our attorneys are committed to meticulously investigating every case to recover the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and financial losses. We pride ourselves on taking a personalized approach to every case to help make sure your unique needs are heard and addressed. We evaluate your case for free, just call us.

Who May Bear Liability for a Defective Parking Brake Accident in Arizona?

Defective parking brake accidents typically fall under product liability laws. When a parking brake fails and causes an accident, several parties involved in the making and selling of the part may be responsible. A few parties who may bear liability for your injuries include:

  • The Designer: If the parking brake was poorly designed initially, the product designer may be at fault. Designers who ignore safety issues such as adequate research or testing or move forward with a defective and dangerous design can cause catastrophic rollaway accidents. 
  • The Manufacturer: Sometimes, well-designed parking brakes are not manufactured correctly. If the issue with the brake occurred during the manufacturing or assembly process, the manufacturer may be liable for your injuries and other losses. 
  • The Seller: Vehicle sellers are required to provide comprehensive safety warnings, instructions and clear information about any known or anticipated design or manufacturer defects. If they fail to do so, they may bear responsibility for your accident and subsequent injuries. 
  • The Maintenance or Repair Mechanic: it is not highly unusual for a recent maintenance or repair of the parking brake or any other part of the vehicle to be done carelessly, resulting in a failure of that part of the vehicle and causing a harmful collision.

When you retain the services of a skilled injury attorney from Jensen Phelan Law Firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your case to determine the cause of your accident as well as the party responsible for your accident-related losses. Following your accident, contact one of our attorneys without delay to begin your case. We can work quickly to secure evidence before it is lost or destroyed and help make sure you meet all filing deadlines so you can pursue the justice you deserve. 

Possible Damages Available After a Defective Parking Brake Accident in Arizona

Rollaway accident victims typically suffer severe physical, emotional, and financial losses. If you are injured in a rollaway accident in Arizona, you deserve compensation for the full breadth of your injuries and other losses. A few types of damages, both past and future, your attorney may be able to help you recover include the following:

  • Physical pain (the full nature, extent and severity of pain, plus its frequency and how long it has lasted, are hard to describe, what along prove, without an experienced lawyer)
  • Current and future medical expenses (future medical expenses are often hard to prove)
  • Lost wages and earning potential (it is very hard to get full value for future loss of earnings without a lawyer)
  • Significant disfigurement or disability (putting a dollar value to this type of harm takes an expert along with a very good injury lawyer)
  • Emotional trauma (often overlooked at settlement or trial but a daily harm that can be the worst part of the harms, losses and damages)
  • Loss of enjoyment in life (if you are hurt, you cannot do many things that were part of your life, some of which are important to you – let us help you prove this loss).

The compassionate attorneys at Jensen Phelan Law Firm are committed to getting to know you and the impact your injuries have on your daily life. We aim to consider your current and future needs when determining the total value of your claim and pursuing compensation on your behalf. 

Retain a Knowledgeable Product Liability Lawyer at Jensen Phelan Law Firm

After suffering injuries due to a defective parking brake, you deserve to have a seasoned product liability attorney in your corner. At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, our attorneys have an established reputation of successfully holding negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused. We recognize that no two rollaway accidents are exactly alike and are dedicated to tailoring our approach to your unique needs. When we take your case, we will fiercely advocate for your rights and interests. To schedule a free assessment of your case and an explanation of your rights, call us today at (928) 778-2660 or complete our online contact form.