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Defective Vehicle Injury Compensation Claims

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Thompsons' consumer claims team operates from multiple offices in Scotland and is on hand to help you with legal advice and representation if you have suffered injury because of a defective or faulty product. This includes claims relating to injuries sustained as a result of faults or defects in motor vehicles such as cars, vans or motorcycles – it also includes claims that arise as a result of injuries sustained because of defective repairs.

On occasion a defect may not be the cause an accident but may directly result in you sustaining a worse injury than you would otherwise have done – for example faulty seat belts, or defective breaks. Whatever the circumstances of your accident, our defective vehicle injury claims team can help you ascertain your rights and options, including your possible entitlement to compensation.

Wherever you are we can represent you

Thompsons is one of the largest and most respected personal injury firms in Scotland. We have defective vehicle injury claim solicitors working in our offices in Edinburgh, Galashiels, Glasgow, Dundee and Peebles – wherever you are in the country we can come to you, ensuring that any issues you have regarding mobility do not prevent you from meeting with your solicitor face-to-face.

Furthermore, we can help you whatever the cause of your faulty vehicle claim. Common types of vehicle defect include the following:

  • Defective or faulty accelerators
  • Defective or faulty brakes
  • Defective or faulty steering
  • Defective or faulty airbags
  • Defective or faulty seatbelts
  • Defective or faulty tyres
  • Defective or faulty electrical systems
  • Defective or faulty headlights
  • Defective or faulty warnings systems
  • Defective or faulty driver assistance systems
  • Defective or faulty vehicle design
  • Defective or faulty windscreens

If you have suffered injury and your vehicle was later recalled, contact Thompsons to .

Defective Repairs

If you have had your vehicle repaired by a qualified, insured and registered professional and have subsequently suffered personal injury because of a defect or fault sustained during the course of these repairs, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your pain, suffering, expenses and loss of earnings.

The Toyota scandal

In 2009-2010, car manufacturer Toyota was forced to recall thousands of vehicles because of a deadly vehicle accelerator defect.

Unfortunately, this only happened after at least five fatal accidents. The manufacturer settled numerous product liability injury claims in relation to the fault and reached a record $1.32 billion settlement to resolve a criminal investigation into the affected vehicles' safety issues.

Thompsons' defective vehicle injury solicitors in Scotland

When we pay money to buy or repair a vehicle, we do so in the expectation that we will be protected from avoidable harm caused by a defect. Defects in vehicles may have the potential to cause serious or catastrophic injury and to change lives forever.

Whether you have sustained injury as the driver or passenger of a faulty vehicle, the specialists at Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland can help you ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries so that you can gain access to the rehabilitation and recovery aids you need.

We offer a No Win, No Fee funding model to help protect you from financial risk. For more information call us today on 0800 0891 331.

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