Are there limits on who can be sued in a products liability case?

On Behalf of | Jan 23, 2015 | Car Accidents

Every time we get into a car or a truck, it is an expression of confidence and trust. Most drivers and passengers in Alabama might not think that as they’re doing it, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

The fact is that when we strap ourselves in and start up any vehicle, there’s an expectation that the unit has been designed and engineered to be as safe as possible. There’s also an belief that it will perform according to well-established standards. If something goes wrong because of some defect, serious or fatal accidents can result. When they do, who can be held responsible? It’s a question for an experienced attorney to address.

This is a dilemma that may be on the minds of a family in Ensley in the wake of the unusual death of a 38-year-old woman. According to authorities, the woman died last week after she was somehow run over by her own car in her own driveway. At last word, investigators were still trying to figure out what happened.

Considering that the woman was found in front of the rear tires of the vehicle, it seems plausible to think that there may have been something wrong with the vehicle. Is it possible that the car had been badly maintained, or was there an issue that can be traced back to the manufacturer?

If it was the latter, then Alabama law opens the door to the possibility that the woman’s family may be able to mount a wrongful death action against the carmaker.

It is worth noting that in this case, the woman leaves behind a young son.

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