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What Compensation Can You Get in a Defective Car Part Lawsuit?

The compensation that you can get for being injured due to a defective car part generally consists of economic and non-economic damages. More precisely, victims or the victims' families can receive compensation for medical expenses, treatments, funeral costs, present and future lost wages, pain and suffering, inconvenience etc. In certain cases, punitive damages may be awarded to encourage manufacturers to fix inherent defects.

If the manufacturer has issued a defective car model or a car that had a defective part, you may recover losses for injuries that may have been caused by that specific problem. The manufacturer will have to pay for the repair of the vehicle. A class action lawsuit may be initiated if multiple reports are available, or the manufacturer may issue a recall.

If a proper product recall is not declared or a warning is not issued, the manufacturer may be held responsible for injuries caused by the defective auto components. No matter how important the corporation, if their negligence caused financial, medical and emotional losses to third parties, they should be held responsible. Victims and their families can receive compensation covering:

  • medical expenses, both present and future;
  • lost wages, both present and future;
  • reduction in lifestyle;
  • loss of companionship;
  • emotional losses;
  • pain or suffering;
  • inability to pursue any recreational activities you were enjoying before the injury.

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