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Vehicle Design or Manufacturing Defects

Evansville Vehicle Design or Manufacturing Defects Accident Attorneys

Most times, auto accidents are due to driver error or a negligent party. However, when a motor vehicle manufacturer cuts corners or makes a mistake in design or manufacturing, serious accidents can occur. The safety standards in place for car manufacturers are established because, without them, individuals and families are at significant risk of devastating injuries or even fatalities.

With years of experience, Chapman Injury Lawyers has the ability and know-how to go up against the negligent manufacturer on your behalf. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, suffering, lost wages, pain, suffering, and potential future complications.

We’ll work hard to get you that compensation to recover the losses that you have endured due to vehicle manufacture or design negligence. We have the experience and resources to fight against the responsible parties so that you can focus on recovery.

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, you’re not a number to us. You’re family. And we fight for our family.

Most importantly, we work on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. That means that we won’t charge you anything unless we get you a settlement. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of defective vehicle design or manufacturing, call us today at (812) 426-0600.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

The aftermath of an auto accident caused by vehicle defective design or manufacturing can be traumatic, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. As the injured party, you are likely entitled to serious compensation, but it’s nearly impossible to obtain that without an attorney. If you or a loved one were injured or killed because of a vehicle design or manufacturing defect, the last thing you need, in addition to what you’re already dealing with, is trying to navigate a complicated legal case.

An experienced attorney knows the landscape: they know who to call, what initial steps to take, and what parties could potentially be responsible. At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we know that in the days following a vehicle accident, we have to move fast in our investigation into who can be held liable for your injury. If you wait too long to retain a lawyer, crucial evidence for your case could go undiscovered.

Vehicle manufacturing companies have expensive insurance policies worth billions of dollars. The insurance companies who issue these policies will go to any lengths to avoid paying large settlements for vehicle design and manufacturing defects. To offset this possibility, one of their representatives may quickly offer you a small lump-sum settlement. What they won’t tell you is that you are entitled to so much more.

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we have the experience with auto accidents to investigate your case and get you the compensation that you won’t get if you go it alone.

Why Choose Chapman Injury Lawyers?

After an auto accident caused by defective design or manufacturing, it’s overwhelming to know where to begin. You know you need a lawyer, but which one? There are so many practices to choose from, and most handle similar cases.

We believe that we are the best. And that’s not just talk; it’s not because we just want to gain a client. At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we treat all of our clients like family. Cases can take months, and we’re going to spend a lot of time together, so it’s crucial for us to really get to know our clients and take care of them. We believe in representing our community to the best of our abilities because we know that a happy and financially secure community is best for everyone.

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we have three experienced and driven lawyers: Neil Chapman, Noah Thomas, and Steven Thomas. All of us are committed to working our hardest on your case and leaving no stone unturned. In addition, we are so confident in our ability to help you that we won’t charge you anything unless we get you the compensation you deserve. We cover all fees until your settlement comes through.

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we promise you three things:

Types of Cases We Handle

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we have experience in auto accidents to handle your case expertly and navigate the tricky waters of the automobile industry.

Here are just some of the types of auto accident cases we regularly handle:

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we represent all kinds of vehicle accidents, and unfortunately, accidents caused by defective design or manufacturing are a big part of that. If you sustained an injury or lost a loved one as a result of a defect in vehicle design or manufacturing, you need our help to recover your losses.

Furthermore, we don’t just handle vehicle accidents. We also handle medical malpractice lawsuits and personal injury cases. Our wide breadth of case experience means that we have the resources and the knowledge to get you the help you need.

What is a Vehicle Design or Manufacturing Defect?

When a car is manufactured, it is supposed to ensure two things: accident avoidance features are in place and that the vehicle itself is crashworthy. What does it mean to be crashworthy? Crashworthiness is the ability of a vehicle to protect its passengers from injury in the event of an accident. A crashworthy vehicle is a vehicle that protects its passengers from a second collision.

For a vehicle to be crashworthy, it should have the following:

In addition, a vehicle’s accident avoidance features should include the following:

While the crashworthiness and accident avoidance features are paramount in securing the safety of a car, there are additional factors that could be at fault. Sometimes the design or the manufacturing process itself could be the source that caused the accident.

When those types of accidents occur, it’s often because of, but not limited to, the following:

Car accidents are many times unavoidable. People are negligent, roadways are poorly maintained and vehicles have design or manufacturing defects, so auto accidents happen every day. We can’t stop all of those accidents, but we can try to recover losses and make sure they don’t happen again.

We should be able to depend on our car safety features to protect us when we are involved in an accident. Vehicle designers and manufacturers have a duty to their customers to create cars that will provide their drivers with a reasonable level of safety. When those designers and manufacturers do not create safe vehicles, either by cutting corners or through sheer negligence, they should be held responsible for the injuries drivers of their vehicles sustain in accidents.

The Problem with Recalls

Vehicle manufacturers often rush the release of new vehicles in order to get more sales or to get a jump on the competition. This can often mean that designs are not thoroughly reviewed and tested for proper functionality, that vehicles are built with inferior or untested parts, or that production is so rushed that adequate testing of the completed vehicle isn’t done.

When problems are discovered or the vehicles are found to be unsafe, only then is the manufacturer forced to recall them for parts replacement or to recall the entire vehicle.

As vehicle manufacturing companies try to streamline the process by using similar parts for mass production of vehicles, defective parts are likely to affect large numbers of people. In fact, half of all recalls today affect more than one car model.

The most recalled item is airbags ( 71% of recalled parts). Electrical parts are the second most recalled item. These defects are severe and can cause significant injuries such as suffocation and burns. You should be able to drive your vehicle without fear of injury related to a defective part, such as an airbag or electrical issue.

Unfortunately, for victims of vehicle accidents caused by design or manufacturing defects, the burden is often on you to prove the cause of your injury. That’s why hiring a knowledgeable lawyer to represent you against the vehicle manufacturing companies is so vital in obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us Today

Accidents caused by defective design or manufacturing can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. These accidents are complex in proving liability and navigating the world of vehicle manufacturing, so you must hire a lawyer who knows exactly what to do.

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we know that you deserve compensation for all of the losses you have suffered because of your accident. Therefore, we will work hard to obtain that for you. Let us take the burden of a complex legal case off of your shoulders so that and your loved ones can focus on recovery.

Don’t hesitate any longer. Together, we can stand up to the vehicle manufacturing companies and work to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today at (812) 426-0600 to receive a confidential and completely free consultation.

Don’t face this alone.

Insurance companies handle thousands of claims each year. They treat you like a number. We treat you like family. We take care of your case so you can take care of you.

We represent people on a no recovery–no fee basis. This means we front all the costs of taking on the insurance company and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We are always available to discuss your injury case with you. Call, text or email for a free consultation.


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Ashley Ratcliff

I was so grateful to have Neil Chapman on my side when I was involved in a car accident. Thank you for everything!

Daniel Farris

Neil Chapman took care of everything for me. If I had any questions they answered them and got back with me quick. If I had to recommend anyone in town I would recommend them. I’m very happy with the way they took care of my case and me. If your looking for a good law firm then they are the ones to go to. I hope this help anyone who needs them.

Anthony Beamon

They treat you like you should be treated

Lisa Yates

I am so blessed to have had Neil represent me after a really bad car accident. He was always there every time I needed to talk. It took me a long time to heal physically from my accident. Neil was there the whole time.

Walter Frost

Neil was excellent and so was his staff. Got me more than I expected. Very satisfied with Chapman Injury lawyers will definitely use him again if ever needed and would recommend him to anyone.

Jean Mayberry

Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

Rebecca Stock B.

Noah did a marvelous job representing me. I feel like he went above and beyond taking care of my interest. He is a fine young man and a great attorney.

Kaide Pine

They showed care and concern about my situation and were willing to freely give advice more than once without asking for anything in return.

Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

Stefan Jacquot

The attorneys that work for this firm are top-notch. Steve and Neil are incredibly knowledgeable and took the entire burden of my case off my shoulders. These men are incredibly personable and were there for me any time I had questions or concerns. Over a two year working relationship I never had to wait for a returned call.

Starr Sands

My daughter and I were ecstatic with the results of our case. Neil and Steve were both extremely professional and helpful. No question went unanswered, no matter how many times I asked them the same question.


After meeting with me, Neil Chapman was respectful but honest in helping me understand there wasn't much monetary value in my case. And knowing there wasn't enough money in my case to warrant me getting representation, he still took time to give me advice on how to proceed forward which was very helpful to me. He was courteous and professional. If I ever become involved in a more serious injury, I...