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Auto Defect Class Action Lawyers

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Auto Defect Class Actions in Los Angeles

Skilled Class Action Attorneys Serving California

When your life has been up-ended by a catastrophic car accident, you may be entitled to pursue compensation from the liable party – and at times, that liable party could be an auto manufacturer or seller that failed to consider your safety. Auto defect and tire defect cases are a significant part of our personal injury practice at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, and we can help you pursue an individual or class-action lawsuit against a major auto manufacturer.

One of our attorneys, Christine Spagnoli, was an integral member of the trial team that secured one of the largest class-action product liability verdicts in U.S. history — a $4.9 billion verdict in a defective fuel system case. Our Los Angeles auto defect class action lawyers have proven our ability to tackle these complex cases time and again, and we will strive to deliver the top-quality legal representation you deserve after an accident.

When you need experienced legal help, contact our Los Angeles office at (866) 634-4525 for a consultation.

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

When a number of people are injured by the same defective product, it can often be more effective to bring a case for all of the claimants at the same time. Suing as a “class” or group allows for the consolidation of attorneys, evidence, and witnesses. Class action lawsuits usually involve extensive research, much more than a typical individual lawsuit.

When Should I File an Individual Auto Defect Lawsuit?

The vast majority of auto defect and tire defect cases do not ultimately become class-action lawsuits, but instead are filed as individual lawsuits. This is because in a class action lawsuit, the facts of one specific case may be used to highlight the particular defect for all other cases, even if the specifics of your particular case might be somewhat different. If the named representative loses their case, everyone else in the group loses as well.

Furthermore, everyone in the class may be barred from ever filing an individual lawsuit against the same company. After reviewing the facts of your specific case, your attorney may believe it is in your best interest to bring your case to court as an individual plaintiff. In some cases, there are simply not enough people who have suffered injuries from the same type of auto defect to justify a class action lawsuit, so a lawyer may bring a “multi-district mass tort” case or an individual case rather than a class action case.

Finally, the compensation received in a class action lawsuit is divided among all the members of the group, as well as their attorneys. It may actually be more beneficial to you to file your case separately.

Explore Your Legal Options Today

You can count on your Greene Broillet & Wheeler injury attorney to carefully review the facts of your case and advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation. We have handled many hundreds of personal injury cases and we understand when a class action or a separate tort action will be the best option for you.

Our firm has secured more million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured clients than any other law firm in California. We have also been ranked #1 in Personal Injury by Best Lawyers in America in 2008 and 2010 (the last year such rankings were published) and rated as a Tier 1 firm in Los Angeles Personal Injury by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” every year since 2011, due to our work on behalf of injured people and their families.

Contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP today to get started with a claim. We can serve clients throughout Los Angeles, Southern California, and beyond.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.


    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.


    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."


    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

  • Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Attorneys Scott Carr and Tim Wheeler hold membership to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only legal organization consisting of the nation’s premier trial lawyers.


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