Chicago, Illinois Auto Accident Attorneys

Representing Clients Injured by a Stall out

Vehicle stall outs can happen for a number of reasons, but one of the most common reasons for vehicle stall outs are defective auto parts. Defective ignitions are a major cause of vehicle stall outs. When the ignition module exceeds a certain temperature, the module will cut out, causing the vehicle to stall. The vehicle will only start again once the vehicle has cooled down.

Vehicle stall outs that occur while the vehicle is in motion can lead to serious auto accidents, devastating injuries, and even death. If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a vehicle stall out or a defective ignition, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Chicago auto defect lawyer.

Causes of Defective Ignitions

It is sometimes difficult to determine whether a defective ignition is the cause of the vehicle stall out since the vehicle has often cooled down by the time it is inspected at the auto repair shop or dealership.

The location of the ignition module is incredibly important to preventing vehicle stall outs. Unfortunately, auto manufacturers and engineers ignore ignition placement protocol and vehicle stall outs can occur.

If you have been injured as a result of a vehicle stall out due to a defective ignition, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries in a product liability lawsuit. A product liability claim, including a vehicle stall out or defective ignition claim, can be based on negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty, all of which require that the plaintiff prove that the car’s defect caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Most often, claims based on defective ignitions and other auto defects are governed by strict product liability laws, which require the victim to provide that the tire defect was “unreasonably dangerous” and was the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.

A product liability lawsuit can be brought based on design flaws, manufacturing defects, or installation errors against any party along the vehicle’s supply chain, including the vehicle designer, the vehicle manufacturer, the marketing companies, and car dealerships.

Experience You Can Trust

The knowledgeable Chicago auto defect lawyers at Ankin Law focus on representing the victims of serious auto accidents, including those caused by vehicle stall outs, defective ignitions, or other auto defects.  If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a vehicle stall out, do not hesitate to contact our office at (800) 442-6546 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled Chicago defective ignition attorneys to learn more about a product liability claim.