Automotive Defects

A vehicle manufacturer that is focused on beating its competitors to a new vehicle release is not a company that is focused on ensuring consumer safety. What may seem like a small design flaw now could cause devastating accidents later on, putting innocent lives at risk for injuries both serious and fatal.

At Salam & Associates, PC, we handle all forms of product liability , including automotive defect cases. With offices in Richardson and (by appointment only) in Las Cruces, we serve throughout New Mexico and Texas. We don't allow car companies to walk away from their negligence. We hold them accountable for their actions and seek compensation that not only covers economic damages, but also discourages future negligence.

Uncovering Dangerous Defects

If you believe your motor vehicle collision was the result of an automotive defect, we will not hesitate to investigate all possible causes, including:

• Tire defects

• Engine design defects

• Body design defects

• Faulty seat belts

• Faulty air bags

• Faulty brakes

• Gas tank design defects

• Defective steering components

• Child safety seat defects

• Electrical or wiring errors

• Ignition system defects

• Key system failures

We also look into recall notices to determine if they were sent out in a timely manner or if the manufacturer was negligent in its duty of care.

We Handle Product Defect Mass Torts

When numerous people are affected by the same automotive defect, they have two choices: file a mass tort or class action. Because of their complexity, many hesitate to choose a mass tort for fear of not getting their case heard or resolved.

At Salam & Associates, PC, we are not afraid to handle mass tort claims. Attorney Fatima Hassan-Sallam has considerable experience with these types of cases, and she will fight to get your case heard and resolved in the best way possible.

Your Priorities Will Be Our Top Priorities

Our first priority is to help you manage the immediate aftermath of an accident caused by a defective vehicle. We do this by helping you manage your medical bills, notify your employer if you will need to miss work, and handle legal documents and calls to the insurance company.

Our next priority will be to address issues unique to your situation, including the transfer of a family business after a loved one dies in a crash or a request for special immigration documents for out-of-country family members who want to be with you during your time of need.

Our third priority is making sure the full extent of your injuries or loss is considered in a settlement offer. If you suffered life-changing injuries, such as a brain or spinal cord injury, we will make sure the settlement offer covers future treatment, physical therapy, medical equipment and loss of employment.

Our fourth priority will be to handle negotiations or file a lawsuit, whichever is in your best interests. While most personal injury cases we handle are resolved outside of court, things like pushback from insurers and uncooperative vehicle manufacturers can result in the need for litigation.

Our final priority is to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation, whether through an out-of-court settlement or by jury verdict. We will make sure the amount awarded to you is sufficient to meet all of your needs, addresses the loss of a loved one and helps you gain a sense of justice.

Take Advantage of a Free Consultation

The sooner you reach out to our firm, the better. Statutes of limitations in Texas and New Mexico can affect your ability to collect compensation from a negligent party. Act now by contacting our firm to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation with one of our highly skilled personal injury lawyers.

Call 972-437-1900 or send us an email to schedule an appointment. We serve clients throughout Texas and New Mexico, and we are willing to travel to meet you if it's convenient. Hablamos español. 


Richardson, Texas - Office hours and special appointments
Las Cruces, New Mexico - By appointment only

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule in Richardson

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday: