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Los Angeles Mechanical Failure Accident Lawyer

  • Over 550 combined Google 5-Star Reviews
  • Tens of millions won every year for our clients
  • We won’t settle for less than the maximum value for your case
  • 30 combined years of legal experience 
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HHJ Trial Attorneys proudly serve victims who have suffered from serious injuries. HHJ is one of San Diego’s premiere personal injury law firms.  We’ve obtained over ten million dollars for our clients within the last 4 years alone and have been voted the Best Litigation Firm for the last 3 years through the San Diego Union Tribune. All three partners have been voted as Super Lawyers and have received coverage from local and national news outlets.

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Khala BarkusKhala Barkus
19:33 25 Sep 22
Michael and his team were so great during this entire process. They helped me to get a pretty significant settlement from my case and they were never delayed in any of the processes. I am confident that had I not "fired" the first attorney that I started to work with and called HHJ trail attorneys, I would not have gotten the results that I got with HHJ. You can't go wrong with working with these guys to settle your case.
21:09 25 Aug 22
Michael and the HHJ staff were extremely helpful from the start of my case less than a year ago. From the time I had my accident, to having doctor appointments set up to the final conclusion, it couldn’t have been a smoother process from beginning to end. Michael is very detailed and organized and always has your best interest at heart. He is very responsive and is always on top of it. I didn’t have to do much other than show up to my doctor appts and respond with info that was needed. I would without a beat use Michael and his team again if needed. HHJ is the best in Southern California!
Claudia LopezClaudia Lopez
21:41 08 Jul 22
Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm, HHJ Trial Attorneys, took on our legal case. Mr. Adam Hepburn came recommended, luckily. We can't thank Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm for their stellar work throughout our entire legal case. If I had any questions or concerns, Mr. Adam Hepburn would quickly address my concerns either via email, cell phone or even on text. Mr. Adam Hepburn was very truthful, thoughtful when explaining the facts of my case, and extremely professional. If you're on the fence with hiring Adam Hepburn and his firm, don't be, he's the best in the field. Adam won my case! Must hire him and his firm if you need his type of services.
15:00 20 Apr 22
Michael and the team at HHJ Trial Attorneys have taken the best care of our Clients after they have being involved in road accidents. The care, attention and commitment they provide to all their clients is extraordinary as are their life enhancing results - HHJ Trial Attorneys = Best In Class.
Anne FranksAnne Franks
14:41 20 Apr 22
Michael at HHJ Trial Attorneys is a professional Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers group. This group is very is highly recommended! They are very professional compared to other firms. If you are looking for a quality group of attorneys that will get the job done, this is the one to call!

Los Angeles's Best Mechanical Failure Accident Attorneys Here For You

You already have to worry about other drivers on the road, but now you also have to worry about your car? Mechanical failure can strike any vehicle at any time. While this type of incident is fairly common and older cars, not even new cars are safe from sudden failure on the road. It can be a terrifying ordeal if you are the driver of the vehicle, another driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian. 


Have you or a loved one been involved in a mechanical failure accident? How serious can these accidents be, and who is liable? If you’ve been involved in a mechanical failure vehicle accident, contact HHJ Trial Attorneys to connect with an experienced Los Angeles attorney!

What Counts as a Mechanical Failure Accident?

A mechanical failure accident encompasses all incidents where a defective component of a vehicle affects its operations. Some of the most common ways mechanical failure occurs is through: 


  • A sputtering or stalling engine 
  • Tires (old, defective, the tread has worn down, etc.)
  • Worn or faulty brakes
  • Steering and suspension problems 
  • Broken headlights and taillights
  • Windshield wipers malfunctioning (especially detrimental during heavy rain) 


Mechanical failure can look like many different things. Unfortunately, it is often the most innocent drivers and passengers who end up paying the price for a vehicle’s defective parts.

Common Mechanical Failure Accidents

No car accident is the same. However, there are a few common types of car accidents that can occur in the event of mechanical failure. These include: 

Head-On Collisions 

Head-on collisions occur when one vehicle strikes another car at the direct front of the vehicle. These head-on crashes can lead to significant injuries for all involved, especially when taking into consideration speed, road conditions, etc. 

Single-Vehicle Collisions 

A single-vehicle collision occurs when no other cars are hit. However, the car being affected by a mechanical failure may lose control or completely stall, leading to a collision with obstacles in the way. This can include trees, streetposts, and more.

Multi-Vehicle Collision 

These types of car accidents are true to their name, involving many vehicles at the same time. If you experience mechanical failure while on a busy street or highway, you will most likely be involved in a multi-vehicle collision. Some cars can’t stop on time or there may be a distracted driver on the road that fails to see your stopped car. Multi-vehicle collisions can have a wide range of serious injuries, as many people may be involved.  


Vehicle accidents caused by mechanical failure can be a terrifying ordeal. People are left with medical expenses and vehicle repairs to take care of. This is why you need to consult with a Los Angeles mechanical failure accident lawyer immediately after these types of collisions. 

Are These Accidents Serious?

People involved in mechanical failure accidents can be left with a variety of serious injuries. The most usual injuries involve: 

  • Brain injuries 
  • Back and neck injuries 
  • Scarring 
  • Burns 
  • Crushed limbs 
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Broken bones 
  • Amputation or loss of limbs 

The consequences of mechanical failure can be severely painful. Not only are people left to go through a recovery journey, but there are also hefty medical bills to deal with.

Can Mechanical Failure Accidents Be Fatal?

In some instances, the results of a mechanical failure vehicle accident can be fatal. If your loved one passed due to injuries from this type of accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation through a wrongful death claim. While this compensation may not be able to bring your loved one back, you can put some ease on yourself or their estate by being able to cover past medical expenses, excessive funeral costs, and more.

Who is Liable?

After a vehicle goes through mechanical failure and causes an accident, who is liable? There are a few known parties that may be held liable in a personal injury claim.

Vehicle Owner 

The first person who is usually held liable in a mechanical failure accident is the vehicle owner. This is because if they failed to repair the faulty component and knew there was something wrong with the vehicle, their negligence is what holds them liable. By continuing to operate this vehicle, they are knowingly putting other people in danger due to the risks of mechanical failure.

Car Dealer 

In the case of a vehicle recall, car dealerships are responsible for pulling defective vehicles off their sales floor. However, in the case that a car dealer knowingly sold a vehicle with faulty components, they are held liable in the case of an accident.

Car Product Manufacturer 

The manufacturer of the vehicle’s products may be held liable in the case of a mechanical failure accident. this would be under a claim of product liability which can mean they produced the product wrong or marketed it incorrectly. 


In the wake of a mechanical failure accident, there can be a few different parties held liable. Speaking with a Los Angeles mechanical failure accident lawyer can help you understand who may be held liable in your claim. 

How Much Is My Mechanical Failure Accident Worth?

Every mechanical failure accident is different, which means that every claim will be valued differently. However, you always want to make sure to estimate the value of your claim as close as possible. This is because after a claim has been paid out, you cannot ask for any more money if there are actually more expenses than were estimated. working with an attorney can help you decide how much your accident may be worth. This is why lawyers use a multitude of resources and have the experience of having represented other mechanical failure claims as well to value a claim.

There are a number of factors that go into deciding how much a claim is worth. various expenses are examined, such as:


  • Past, present, and future medical expenses 
  • Loss of income from being unable to work due to injury
  • Vehicle repairs or vehicle replacement 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Physical therapy 


The recovery process after an accident can be long and expensive. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or party, you should not be left to pay the price. Filing a personal injury claim can bring you one step closer to possible compensation, so all you have to worry about is recovering from your injuries and getting back to your daily routine!


Mechanical failure can strike vehicles when least expected, anywhere. If you were a driver, passenger, or pedestrian who was injured in a vehicle accident where a vehicle went through mechanical failure, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This can bring you closer to possible compensation for medical expenses and other costly bills that may have resulted from the accident.


Speaking with a Los Angeles mechanical failure accident lawyer can ensure you are not left alone when it comes to getting through legal obstacles in your claim. A mechanical failure accident attorney will always have the right resources and knowledge to help bring your claim forward and represent you with complete confidence. Are you looking to consult with a mechanical failure accident lawyer?


Give HHJ Trial Attorneys a call. Our Los Angeles law firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of all injured people. Our compassionate team of knowledgeable mechanical failure accident lawyers will always be here to represent injured clients who fell victim to a faulty vehicle that led to an excruciating accident. Get started on your claim today. Contact us now to book your initial consultation. 



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