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Temecula Mechanical Failure Accident Lawyers

  • Over 750 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 
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers

Trusted And Recommended

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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Lorenza AquinoLorenza Aquino
23:47 25 Jun 24
Best office for your personal injury needs. They have the best attorneys !!!
Adriana GuevaraAdriana Guevara
23:31 19 Jun 24
This law office helped me with my fall that I had in the mall. They helped me with doctor visits and insurance. I liked how they treated me and the patience they had with my case.
Jason RuthJason Ruth
01:56 18 Jun 24
I was rear ended in an auto accident. The other driver fled the scene. My auto insurance decided they wanted to be of little help. They lied, denied me medical coverage, and strung me along for 5 months before finally totaling my vehicle. I was left in a medical/ auto limbo with no one to help since my insurance wouldn't answer my calls/ emails. It wasn’t until HHJ trial attorneys got involved that my insurance started providing the coverage they were suppose to from the start. Kamil Robinson from HHJ was there every step of the way to explain things and answer any questions no matter what time of day. First and foremost he made sure I received the medical care I needed and made sure my auto insurance held up their end of the bargain. Kamil along with Freesia Farris really helped me navigate and move past an unpleasant situation I was dealt. If it wasn’t for HHJ the outcome would have been a lot different. Thanks again Kamil and everyone at HHJ!
Orquidia MoreiraOrquidia Moreira
17:43 16 Jun 24
Best attorneys in san diego
Divina GaDivina Ga
17:23 16 Jun 24
Dave HDave H
18:31 06 Jun 24
Kamil and the team at HHJ were a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and was always easy to get on the phone. He was really good about walking us through the process and explaining our options and next steps. They were all very professional and attentive. I would definitely use HHJ again.
Erickson GanapinErickson Ganapin
16:11 29 May 24
I recently had the pleasure of working with HHJ Trial Attorneys for a motor vehicle accident I was involved in, and I couldn't be more impressed. Adam Hepburn and his team demonstrated exceptional professionalism, expertise, and dedication throughout the entire process. They were proactive in communication, keeping me informed every step of the way, and their attention to detail ensured that my case was handled with the utmost care. I highly recommend HHJ Trial Attorneys for anyone in need of reliable and effective legal representation.
Jordan EnrightJordan Enright
14:57 08 May 24
Michael Hernandez is the real deal when it comes to holding 'the other guy' accountable. As a colleague of mine, I've seen firsthand how Michael tackles complex situations with precision, ensuring accountability and getting great results for his clients. His dedication and care for his clients are top-notch. If you need someone who will fight for you and get the job done right, Michael Hernandez is your guy.
paniz allamehpaniz allameh
21:57 22 Apr 24
I consulted with Emma for an employment issue. I was under a lot of stress and she was absolutely kind, patient and compassionate and listened to all the details of my issue. Although this was not a topic of their practice, she spent time providing me several resources that could help me and get me started. I felt cared for by her welcoming communication and not rushed even though she knew she wouldn’t be able to help or make money from my case, that didn’t prevent her from supporting me and give me recommendations. Thank you Emma 🙏
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!

Temecula's Best Mechanical Failure Accident Attorneys Helping You To Navigate Your Claims

Imagine you’re driving on the road when suddenly your engine starts to sputter. your car may slow down and eventually stop. This may be nerve-wracking if you are on the highway or on a busy street. This is just one example of mechanical failure that can strike unsuspecting drivers on the road. Mechanical failure can be a scary situation, and accidents can arise from these types of incidents. 

What is mechanical failure? Who is liable for these accidents? What can a Temecula mechanical failure accident lawyer do for you in these situations? HHJ Trial Attorneys is a leading Temecula law firm connecting injured individuals with legal experts who will fight for them!

What is Mechanical Failure?

Mechanical failure results when a part of the vehicle fails or is defective, causing the vehicle to not operate as it should. With over 42,915 people dying in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021 alone, you want to make sure your vehicle is not going to go through any mechanical failure problems while you are on the road. 

Mechanical failure encompasses a number of problems with motor vehicles. Some of the most common forms of mechanical failure include: 

  • Tire problems (tire failure, worn-down tires) 
  • Brake malfunctions 
  • Steering and transmission failures 
  • Engine problems 
  • Broken or defective headlights/taillights 


While driving, you expect your car to be in top shape. However, mechanical failure problems can arise when you least expect them. The problem is that it can also affect other drivers or pedestrians. Similarly, if you are a pedestrian or unsuspecting driver, another vehicle’s mechanical failure problems can also put you at risk of being injured in a serious accident. 

What Kind of Mechanical Failure Accidents Are There?

When a mechanical failure occurs, there can be several different vehicle accidents. 

Single Vehicle Accidents 

A single-vehicle accident involves just one vehicle. In this case, the car that suffered the mechanical failure. The vehicle may collide with trees, street posts, and other fixtures on the road. This can still lead to serious injuries for drivers and passengers in the vehicle. 

Head-On Collisions 

If your vehicle is unable to be controlled due to mechanical failure, you may find yourself drifting off your side of the road and into oncoming traffic. This can put you at risk for a head-on collision, which can be extremely severe and lead to grave injuries. 

Multi-Vehicle Collisions 

If your car or another car experiences mechanical failure on a busy street or highway, this can lead to a multi-vehicle collision. This can happen when cars can’t stop on time or are simply too close to the failing car. These types of collisions are very serious as there are often many people injured and many vehicles in need of extensive repairs. 


These are just a few of the car accidents that can occur due to Mechanical failure. However, there is a wide range of accident types that can arise. Drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike may find themselves at risk when one vehicle suffers from a defective component. If you or a loved one were involved in a mechanical failure car accident, it is in your best interest to sit down and consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer on the possibility of filing a claim.

How Can I Prevent Mechanical Failure?

In order to prevent mechanical failure from occurring in your vehicle, take these steps: 


  •  Schedule regular car maintenance appointments 
  • Keep an eye out for any recall notices in the mail, as these can allow you learn more about a defective component in your vehicle that needs to be replaced as soon as possible 
  • Don’t ignore sudden lights and signals turning on in your vehicle 
  • Listen to the engine of your car for any strange noises 
  • Check your tires for any nicks, as well as keeping an eye on the air pressure of the tires 


If your vehicle starts to show any worrisome signs, it may be time for a trip to the auto shop. Being conscious of any problems with your car can often prevent mechanical failure problems from arising. 

Unfortunately, sometimes even being the most diligent car owner doesn’t prevent mechanical failure. When this happens, speaking with a Temecula mechanical failure accident lawyer is key. 

Who Can Be Liable For My Accident?

Whether you’ve been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, driver, or passenger, the question arises of who may be liable. There are actually a few parties that can be held liable for a mechanical failure accident. 

The Vehicle Owner 

If a vehicle owner fails to maintain the proper upkeep of a vehicle, mechanical failure problems May ultimately be their responsibility. If the owner of a car ignores warning signs of an impending mechanical failure issue, they are putting themselves and other drivers and pedestrians at risk for injury.

The Car Dealer 

If a car dealership knowingly sells vehicles that have defective products and components, they would be held liable for mechanical failures in those types of cars. For example, if a car dealer knows that the tires of a car they are selling are worn down or defective, continuing to advertise and sell the car puts them in direct liability for any accidents that ensue.

Car Parts Manufacturer 

If the manufacturing company of certain parts and components of the car developed a defective product, advertised the product wrong, or knowingly sold faulty pieces, they would be held liable for a mechanical failure in a car accident. This would be a case of product liability.

Mechanics Who Inspected the Vehicle 

While we expect the mechanics we work with to tell us about any issues going on with our cars, this is not always the case. If you’ve taken your vehicle to an auto shop and the mechanic fails to tell you about any issues, as well as not dealing with the car’s faulty components, the mechanic may be held liable for the ensuing mechanical failure accident as well. 


If you’ve been involved in a mechanical failure accident, you will want to hold the liable party’s accountable. Consulting with a Temecula accidents lawyer will help you learn more about filing the claim and Gathering evidence to further prove liability for possible compensation.


Every personal injury claim is different. There are a number of components that go into figuring out the value of a claim. Compensation may be awarded for: 


  • Medical expenses 
  • Loss of income from being unable to work 
  • Severity of injuries 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish 


Further costs directly related to the accident are also taken into consideration. A personal injury lawyer can help you further calculate and estimate the value of your claim, to make sure you are not left paying out of pocket for accident-related expenses. 


A mechanical failure accident can put many people at risk for injuries. These types of accidents can cause severe problems, and leave many people having to deal with an expensive and painful aftermath. If you were involved in a mechanical failure accident directly caused by another party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation.

HHJ Trial Attorneys is a Temecula law firm that has spent years fighting for injured individuals. Our compassionate team of lawyers is always ready to walk clients through filing a claim, as well as representing them in negotiations and through legal hurdles. If your mechanical failure accident was caused by a defective product, or the negligence of another driver, you may be able to obtain financial compensation. Contact HHJ Trial Attorneys now to book your consultation. 


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