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Riverside Auto Defect Lawyers

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Riverside Auto Defect Lawyers at Bisnar Chase are here to represent you and win your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that you feel may have been caused by an auto defect, please call one of our experienced Riverside Auto Defect Lawyers to schedule Free Consultation and Case Evaluation. For immediate assistance, Call 951-530-3711 to reach our legal team.

Do you find yourself asking, “Where can I find an auto defect attorney near me?”

Bisnar Chase has over 45 years of experience and represents clients injured by auto defects or dangerous design. Our legal team consists of top-rated personal injury lawyers with decades of trial experience battling large automakers. We’ve collected over $750 Million for our clients and may be able to represent you too.

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What Does an Auto Defect Consist of?

It’s common for someone to be affected by an auto defect and not even know it. Whether it’s a car accident, personal injury or property damage, you could be entitled to compensation.

In a case involving a defect, but not a serious injury, is not a case that is economically feasible to pursue for either the client or the law firm.

Here are just a few examples of the types of auto defect cases Bisnar Chase has pursued successfully:

  • rollover crash possibly involving an SUV, car, truck or high-profile vehicle. Examples include weak roofs that may have crushed, injured or killed occupants or an electronic stability control (ESC) system that failed.
  • Defective restraint systems can partially or fully eject someone who appears to be properly buckled in with a seatbelt, harness or restraint device.
  • Tread separation or other manufacturing defects can cause a tire to fail.
  • Defective door latches can cause someone to be crushed, ejected, injured or killed in the event of a crash or sudden maneuver.
  • Defective gas tanks or faulty parts that overheat can cause vehicles to catch fire.
  • The failure of airbags or sudden deployment without warning can result in devastating consequences.
  • Seatback failure cases consist of the car seat collapsing backward in the event of a crash.
What does an auto defect consist of?

Why Are Auto Defects Dangerous?

Moms and dads who are driving their children to sports practice or teenagers driving to the mall after school are a couple of reasons why we must ensure the safe functioning of vehicles.

With such delicate cargo, there is no room for error or faulty products. When an auto defect causes a dangerous situation for our family and loved ones, it can be catastrophic and life-changing.

Auto consumers spend large amounts of money to buy a vehicle they can trust will be a reliable source of transportation and protect them in the event of an accident.

If you have experienced an injury, contact an experienced auto defect lawyer in Southern California as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss out on compensation.

A junior in high school just getting their license most likely doesn’t have enough driving experience to react to a severe tire blowout, windshield wiper failure during a rainstorm on the freeway, or other potentially dangerous auto defects that can occur while driving and could result in serious injury or catastrophic injury.

Even the most experienced drivers are not safe from auto defects. In the event of a crash, a seat belt could tear and not protect the individual from ejection and injury; the airbag inflator could explode and send shrapnel throughout the occupant’s cabin, potentially causing severe injuries or death; and many other auto defects have been reported to cause loss of life and catastrophic and life-changing injuries.

According to NHTSA, since 1966, when the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, was initially enacted, approximately 400 million cars, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and mopeds, as well as 46 million tires, 66 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment, and 42 million child safety seats, have been recalled to correct safety defects.

Auto and product defects are recalled to ensure the safety of consumers and the public from unfortunate events and possible catastrophic situations.

At times, taking action to get a recalled item repaired or replaced may seem inconvenient, but it can save your life. To see if your vehicle has any new or outstanding recall status, you can input your vehicle’s VIN number at The VIN can be found on the exterior of the lower Riverside portion of your front windshield.

Brian Chase, trial lawyer & partner

Brian Chase, personal injury lawyer, Orange County,CA:

“Automakers need to be held accountable for the dangers and risks they pose to the public.”

Recent Auto Defect Case Victories

  • $32,698,073: Auto Defect – Seat manufacturers, Johnson Controls
  • $5,000,000.00: Auto Defect
  • $3,075,000.00: Product Defect – motor vehicle accident
  • $2,600,000.00: Auto Defect
  • $2,250,000.00: – Auto Defect – motor vehicle accident

Our skilled team of Riverside Auto Defect Lawyers has over 45 years of experience and has won over $800 million for our clients.

We go the extra step in making this world a safer place and demand automakers and auto part makers keep innocent lives safe by enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for negligence or wrongdoing throughout the manufacturing and distribution process, all the way to the consumer’s driveway.

When an Auto Defect Investigation is Needed

All auto manufacturers are legally responsible for designing, manufacturing, and distributing safe vehicles for consumers. Auto manufacturers often put drivers, vehicle occupants, and other commuters in danger by selling poorly designed and defectively manufactured vehicles and parts. When defective autos result in injuries or fatalities, auto manufacturers can be held accountable for the losses of victims and their families.

Whenever injuries or fatalities are reported due to a Riverside car accident, it will be necessary to determine what caused the crash. It is important that the vehicle is preserved for a thorough investigation by an expert who can help determine if a defective vehicle or auto part caused or contributed to the incident. Here are some of the circumstances which may warrant such an investigation:

  • The car’s airbags failed to deploy or deployed suddenly or inadvertently.
  • A tire blowout or tire tread separation caused the accident.
  • The vehicle accelerated suddenly and went out of control.
  • The brakes failed to work properly.
  • The seat restraint system failed to keep the occupants secured in the seats.
  • The seat belt failed to remain latched during the crash.
  • The vehicle rolled over.
  • The vehicle’s roof caved in.

Defective Automobile and Auto Parts Are Common

California's Lemon Law

Under the state of California, if there is an issue with a vehicle, the manufacturer of that vehicle is required to “replace or repurchase the vehicle”. A defective vehicle lawsuit can occur when a faulty car part or parts caused a motor vehicle accident.

There have been auto defect accidents that affected more than one driver. An automotive class-action lawsuit involves people who have experienced the same defective car errors by the same car manufacturer. California’s lemon law requires that everyone in that class-action lawsuit be compensated for the damages they have endured.

Litigating Auto Defect Cases in Riverside, CA.

When it comes to rightfully seeking justice for victims of auto defects and recalls, our highly successful team of California injury attorneys never back down from a legal battle, no matter how difficult it becomes.

There is a large variety of auto defect cases that our lawyers and staff deal with on a regular basis. When it comes to litigating auto defect cases, investing in the case is an important aspect.

Auto defect cases can become very expensive, especially going up against some of the biggest corporations in the world. Still, BisnarChase knows how to take a difficult case that has been turned down by multiple other firms and get a winning verdict.

Auto Defects and Safety Recalls

When a number of complaints are filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about a specific part or vehicle, an investigation may take place to determine if a recall is recommended. Here are some of the most common auto defects or products liability cases:

  • Defective tires: Firestone had to recall tires on Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers after 200 people were killed and 3,000 major injuries resulted from catastrophic tire failures and tread separations that caused rollover crashes.
  • Defective airbags: There have been many airbag recalls in recent years. Takata has had one of the largest auto recalls in history.
  • Defective brakes: It is extremely dangerous to operate a vehicle with defective brakes. Toyota voluntarily recalled 233,000 Prius hybrid vehicles and 9,000 Lexus hybrid models that were manufactured between March and October 2009 for brake pressure issues
  • Defective accelerator systems: Toyota recalled about 5.2 million vehicles for pedal entrapment and floor mat problems that made vehicles accelerate beyond the control of the driver.
  • Defective seat belts: In one of the largest recalls in history, Japanese and American auto companies recalled approximately 8.8 million vehicles. The defective seatbelt buckles failed to lock

Our Inland Empire Lawyers Take On Tough Cases

Our team of dedicated car accident lawyers in Riverside takes on arduous cases because, unlike the other firms that decline, we have the resources and experience to handle the most delicate and challenging situations. Even when the odds are against us, our skill, experience, dedication, and passion emerge victorious.

Brian Chase discusses why there are so few vehicle recalls.

Riverside Auto Defect Cases with Catastrophic Injuries

A large number of motor vehicle defect law cases that our auto defect lawyers in Riverside and staff handle tend to be geared toward catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. There are many variations of personal injury, but all should be taken into consideration and taken seriously.

Once medical treatment is received, injuries are documented. You have contacted our skilled team of personal injury and auto defect lawyers; it’s time to dive into your case and produce maximum compensation to pay for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future income, and whatever other aspects are involved in your case specifically.

Even though a large percentage of these cases can result in horrible injuries that can be life-changing and very difficult for the victims and their families to cope with, compensation can reduce a significant amount of stress and help make life easier and less troublesome at this point in life.

We are here to provide the best legal representation so you can win your case and be awarded maximum compensation.

In wrongful death cases, victims’ families can seek a settlement that covers a variety of expenses, including medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and the loss of a loved one.

In cases where severe injuries occur, the cost of rehabilitation, therapy, wheelchairs, medical devices, and accessories can become very expensive and stressful. Being compensated will help dramatically and hopefully bring a positive aspect to such an unfortunate situation.

Contact our Riverside Auto Defect Attorneys

The law office of Bisnar Chase has established a solid and respected reputation within the courtroom and legal system. Having the ability to battle the most prominent automakers and corporations in the world is what makes our legal system so great.

Our track record of going up against these giant corporations speaks for itself. Our firm has a 99% success rate, winning over $800 million for our clients with over 40 years of experience.

At Bisnar Chase, our Riverside auto defect lawyers are ready to fight for your rights and hold wrongdoers accountable.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of an auto defect, please call us at 951-530-3711 for free legal advice.

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Riverside Auto Defect Attorney

If you’ve been injured due to a defective auto part, contact our Riverside auto defect lawyers for a free consultation.

6809 Indiana Ave #148
Riverside, CA 92506

Case Results

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    Consumer Class Action

  • 2


    Motor Vehicle Accident

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    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

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    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5


    Defective Seatback

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    Bicycle Accident

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I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

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It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
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