Mitsubishi SUV and Vehicle Automotive Defects
Accidents caused by Mitsubishi SUV and vehicle defects are unfortunately more common than they should be. From SUV rollovers, defective tires, roof crush, seatbelt failures and more, Serna & Associates has extensive experience in successfully litigating complex legal claims through class action litigation and multidistrict litigation, securing millions of dollars in damages for our clients.
Legal Rights of Drivers and Passengers Injured as a Result of Mitsubishi Defects
In most states, laws allow injured drivers and passengers, and the families of the loved ones who have died or were injured in car accidents, to file legal claims against those responsible for the accident.
Legal responsibility, called “liability,” for a car accident often depends upon proof that the other driver was operating his or her car, truck, SUV, or other vehicle in an unreasonable manner under the circumstances in which the accident occurred, known as ” negligence.”
Where several persons caused an accident, the law in most states provides that any one of the negligent individuals is responsibility for compensating you fully for your injuries and damages.
Even if you partly caused the car accident, in most states you can still get at least some compensation if the other driver was negligent and responsible for the car accident. The amount of the other person’s liability for the car accident is determined by comparing his or her carelessness with your own.
Persons injured in car accidents, and families who loved ones died, should consult with legal counsel to understand and protect their rights, including on how to demonstrate the cause of the accident, preserve evidence necessary to show another party was at fault, and obtain fair and just compensation. Statutes of limitation — the deadline under state law to bring a lawsuit — can be as short as six months for claims against governmental agencies. It is also important claims and two years in California for personal injury and wrongful death.
When Safety Defects In Your Mitsubishi Caused Injuries
We have successfully represented clients nationwide in Mitsubishi car and SUV auto defect lawsuits involving a wide range of faulty models and types of accidents including:
- SUV and car rollover accidents;
- Weak, deficient SUV and car roofs;
- Fuel tank explosions and car fires;
- Airbag failures; and
- Seatbelt failures.
If Mitsubishi defects with your car or a component (such as the seat or tires) led to your accident or injury, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the vehicle or auto part. For example, in many cases involving older model SUVs, the complaints charge that SUVs had an unacceptably high risk of rollover in the event of a sudden emergency maneuver, that manufacturer was aware of this safety defect and yet still sold the SUV.
Damages Available in Auto Injury Lawsuits
Damages sought against Mitsubishi for producing and selling defective vehicles with safety flaws include general and compensatory damages for:
- Past and future physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;
- Past and future medical, incidental and hospital expenses;
- Past and future loss of earnings and earning capacity;
- Punitive damages; and
- Wrongful death when the driver or passenger was killed.