Auto Defects

Southeast Texas Auto Defect Litigation

There are three things that lawyers for the insurance companies and automakers do not want to see on the other side of the table: Attorneys who are experienced; attorneys who are not afraid to take cases to trial; and attorneys who have the financial and professional resources required to withstand their stalling tactics.

At Clay Dugas & Associates, we have the experience and resources required to take on major manufacturers and have proven our willingness on numerous occasions to take these Goliaths to court and hold them responsible. As a firm, we handle auto defect injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of clients from throughout the Southeast Texas, Southwestern Louisiana region. Such cases may involve:

  • Vehicles prone to rollovers
  • Rollover roof crush injuries
  • Crashworthiness issues
  • Seatback collapse injuries
  • Seatbelt defect cases
  • Airbag safety
  • Tire tread defects (de-beading)
  • Improperly laminated glass
  • Post-collision fuel-fed fires

Aside from contacting and hiring a lawyer as soon after the accident as possible, the most important action to take in an auto defect case is to preserve the vehicle. Once that important step has been taken, we will begin searching for product or vehicle recall information and similar accidents involving cars that share the same characteristics. Because of the way automobiles and automobile components are manufactured today, many different models may have to be carefully examined. This may take some time. However, we do not cut corners. We are thorough in our preparation, strong in our advocacy, and determined to handle your auto defect case not just quickly, but correctly as well.


Located in Beaumont, Texas, the Law Offices of Clay Dugas & Associates, P.C. represents injury and accident victims from throughout Orange County, Hardin County, Jefferson County, and the surrounding areas of East Texas, including those from cities such as Port Arthur, Vidor, Houston, Winnie, Galveston, Conroe, Jasper, Woodville, Lufkin, Lumberton, Austin, Dallas San Antonio, and people from areas of Southwest Louisiana such as Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish.
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