Auto Defects

Sacramento Auto Defect Attorneys

Helping Car Owners Recover Compensation for Auto Defect Repairs

Auto defects continue to be a major issue in the United States. In 2021, the Attorney General received over 1,800 auto-related consumer complaints, many of which were filed over auto repair issues.

As detailed in Stout's 2021 Automotive Defect & Recall Report, the COVID-19 pandemic has only made this problem worse. Now, even when auto parts are put on notice, recalls are taking longer to complete because of supply chain issues. For example, over 80,000 people were affected by a technical defect uncovered in certain Mercedes-Benz models—but the manufacturer has yet to implement a recall given the lack of replacement parts.

If you have been affected by an auto defect, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This includes if you had to pay out of pocket to replace a defective part due to an expired warranty. At Kershaw Talley Barlow, our Sacramento auto defect lawyers fight tirelessly to win compensation for those impacted by auto recalls, especially when these recalls are related to safety hazards.

Why Kershaw Talley Barlow?

At our Sacramento trial law firm, we can help with auto complaints concerning all types of auto defects, from tire blowouts to defective brakes, engine parts, and more.

We also offer clients:

  • Over 100 years of collective legal experience
  • Track record worth over $1 billion in client recoveries
  • Nationally recognized representation
  • Client-first approach to advocacy
  • FREE consultations

Report your auto complaint to us online. To book a free consultation, give us a call at (916) 520-6639.

Filing an Auto Complaint in Sacramento

Auto defects cost real people real money. You should not have to pay because an auto parts manufacturer, designer, or retailer was negligent. These companies and corporations should step up and take financial and legal responsibility for their actions. Filing a formal legal complaint is often the best way to ensure they do.

How to Prove an Auto Defect Case

It is recommended to work with an auto defect attorney when filing a formal complaint, as you will need to prove that the defect exists because of negligence.

Common examples of negligence in auto defect cases include:

  • Defective design, meaning any defect that is inherent to the design of the auto part. This simply means they designed an unsafe part.
  • Manufacturing defects, which is any mistake made during manufacturing that turns an otherwise safe auto part into a defective one. This may mean that the manufacturer opted for cheaper materials or that the auto part was assembled incorrectly.
  • Failure to warn, such as when a consumer is not warned of the car’s safety hazards. Multiple parties could be to blame for this. For instance, the manufacturer could market the car in a misleading way, or a car dealer may knowingly sell a lemon.

Our Sacramento auto defect lawyers know how to investigate auto complaints to find any underlying negligence. Often, this will involve a hands-on investigation of the auto part, accident reconstruction (if applicable), and working with a network of industry experts. From there, we can help you file a claim for compensation, as well as to protect others from suffering the same losses as you. This is particularly important when an auto defect leads to an accident.

Report an Auto Defect Today

Once you report your auto defect to Kershaw Talley Barlow, our experienced trial lawyers will contact you to follow up. In a free case review, we will go over your rights and options. You may find it beneficial to join a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer or to pursue an individual lawsuit.

Please note that we are currently investigating the German Auto Cartel, the Mercedes-Benz technical defect, the Volkswagen Emissions Defeat Device, and more.

Our team has won numerous multimillion-dollar lawsuits on behalf of our clients, including a $330 million class action settlement against American Honda Motor Company and a $45 million jury verdict in a class action against Ford Motor Company. To date, we have recoveredmore than a billion dollars for those wronged and injured.

No matter the complexity of your case, our experienced trial team has what it takes to fight for you.

Why wait? Submit your auto complaint onlineto our Sacramento auto defect attorneys.


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