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
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