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I recently lost a loved one in a car crash due to an auto defect. Who can be held liable in a Wisconsin wrongful death suit?

Vehicles are big and dangerous machines. Add the fact that the vehicle can have defective parts and that danger multiplies. Unfortunately, these defects can lead to the death of a driver and passengers.

It is heart-wrenching to hear of these preventable deaths. If the proper time and care had put into the product, perhaps the death wouldn’t have occurred. When a death occurs due to a defective vehicle there are a number of parties that may be named in a lawsuit.

Some of the parties that can be held accountable for your Milwaukee wrongful death are:

  • Auto manufacturer. Usually at the heart of the problem is the car manufacturer. The manufacturer is responsible for delivering a vehicle that will be safe for its customers and the public.
  • Parts manufacturer. If the accident is caused by a specific part you purchased, such as a battery or tire, the manufacturer of the parts in question may be held responsible in a claim.
  • Car dealership. The dealership can be held responsible for the damages, even if you were not the purchaser of the vehicle.
  • Middleman. The shipper, or middleman, of the defective parts can be included in a claim. Any party that had ownership of the part—from manufacturer to retailer—may be held liable for injuries that result when the part fails.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one may seem overwhelming, and the last thing on your mind is a lawsuit. However, an experienced Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer at Hupy and Abraham can help ease the burden. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham