Auto Defect Lawyers

Protecting Injured Clients Nationwide from Our Office in Denver, CO

If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by a vehicle defect, The Gilbert Law Group, P.C. is here to answer your questions and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Our auto defect attorneys have successfully litigated dozens of cases against the largest automobile manufacturers in the world including GM, Honda, Ford, Toyota, and other tire and seat belt manufacturers for their negligence and recovered over 1 billion dollars in substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients in Colorado and across the U.S.

Schedule a free initial evaluation with our team today by calling (888) 711-5947.

Our Awards & Accolades

One of the Nation's Leading Law Firms in Product Liability

  • Public Justice
  • Av Rated
  • BBB
  • Top 50
  • Super Lawyers
  • America's Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • EPS
  • ISB
  • Law Dragon
  • Inner Circle
  • Lawyer of the Year 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year 2019
  • Best Lawyers

Why The Gilbert Law Group® is the Best Choice for Your Case

Success in an auto defect case comes down to your attorney’s understanding of what makes an automobile work and what makes it unsafe. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we have an in-house engineer on staff to give us unparalleled insight into defective vehicle cases.

Additionally, we are able to perform crash simulations and reconstructions with his leadership and knowledge, allowing our attorneys a view that essentially places us at the accident in person. This allows us to analyze it from all angles and pinpoint liability.

Experience Matters

The Advantage Your Case Needs
  • Leaders in Product Liability

    We’ve taken on big corporations like Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and other automakers to protect the rights of injured consumers.

  • Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm

    Our Firm is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and a recipient of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News.

  • Making the World Safer

    After being challenged by our lawyers, major companies have pulled defective products off the market.

  • Engineering Team on Staff

    The Gilbert Law Group® is the only firm in the U.S. to have an in-house engineering team to assess and explain product defects.

  • Over One Billion Dollars Recovered

    Since 1969, we have fought aggressively for our clients, never turning away from even the most formidable opponents.

Over One Billion Dollars Recovered

Helping Families Secure the Compensation They Deserve
  • Record Trial Court Verdict - Products Case $52,000,000
  • Truck Burn Injury $51,100,000
  • Record Trial Verdict - Rear-end Collision $43,200,000

    Woman injured by seat back collapse.

  • Jury Verdict Brain Damage Case $35,000,000
  • Heavy Truck Fire Case $29,500,000
  • Bad Faith Insurance - Head On Auto Collision $17.8 Million
  • Record Jury Verdict - Seat Belt Failure $17,500,000
  • Auto Accident $9,500,000
  • Fatal Car Accident $9,000,000
  • Wrongful Death $8,400,000

What Are the Elements of a Successful Auto Defect Claim?

While most personal injury claims are based upon allegations of another party’s negligent or careless actions, auto defect claims are often governed by the legal doctrine of strict liability. Under strict liability, an auto manufacturer may be held liable for any injuries and damages that their products cause, even if the manufacturer did not act negligently in making that product defective.

Regardless of the safety precautions an auto manufacturer or dealer may claim to take, if you were injured by a vehicle’s dangerous design or defective part, you may be able to file a civil claim in pursuit of compensation for your injuries.

In order to recover compensation, you must be able to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. You were injured or suffered losses: While a defective or poorly designed auto part may indeed be dangerous, you only have grounds to sue if the defect caused you injury or financial loss. Those who are not injured may be eligible for a refund or replacement but will not be able to pursue additional compensation.
  2. The product is defective: The car or auto part must have an “unreasonably dangerous” defect or design that injured you as a driver, passenger, or otherwise. This dangerous condition can be the result of the product’s design, manufacture, improper handling during shipment, or failure to warn consumers of the product’s dangers.
  3. You used the product as intended: Your injuries must have been caused during proper use of the product. Since reasonable, foreseeable use of a vehicle includes the possibility of its involvement in a collision, manufacturers have a duty to design cars and auto parts that will not improperly fail in a wreck.
  4. The vehicle or part was not altered: The part or vehicle must not have been substantially changed from the condition in which it was originally sold. A substantial change one is that affects the way the vehicle or part performs.

Types of Auto Defect Cases

Part of product liability cases is also knowing what kind of defect was to blame:

  • Design: Some parts of a vehicle simply cannot be safe because of the way they were designed on paper. These defects point to a dangerous lack of understanding by auto part designers.
  • Manufacturing: The cause of a car accident may be traced back to the manufacturing of a defective part. When the designs for a part or vehicle are theoretically safe, the danger was likely introduced in the creation of the auto part.

Our in-house engineering team can pinpoint the cause of a defect and use high-tech solutions to help re-create your accident and prove your case.

We have secured settlements and verdicts in cases regarding dangerous and defective vehicles where our clients were injured or killed because of:

Through our efforts, we have helped change the automotive industry by forcing manufacturers to design and manufacture safer vehicles and component parts. We are passionate about creating change not only for our clients but in the area of consumer safety as well.

Discuss Your Accident Claim with Us at No Cost

Start by telling us the facts of your accident and the injuries you sustained. The Gilbert Law Group® will carefully investigate your vehicle defect case and advise you regarding your legal options.

See how our auto defect lawyers can help you by ​calling (888) 711-5947 today. We serve clients throughout the nation.


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    They bring an incredible level of expertise that is matched by a determination and work ethic second to none.

    “The Gilbert firm has the ability to go toe to toe with the best of the best on the defense side and deliver great results in a highly professional manner.”

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