If you were injured because your motor vehicle had a defective airbag or any other defective parts, you need skilled legal representation from an experienced Atlanta product liability lawyer. Our team of experienced lawyers at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers, has represented auto defect injury victims for decades.
Many of the auto defect laws, such as lemon laws and recall rules, are difficult to understand. It’s always best to consult with a knowledgeable auto defect lawyer before pursuing an insurance claim. Our lawyers at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers can provide you the advice that you need to identify the party responsible for causing your injuries and the applicable laws that protect you. Contact us at (404) 939-9470 or use our online form.
How an Auto Defect Lawyer Can Help in Claims
While many automobile accidents are due to driver negligence, dangerous road conditions, or impaired driving, defective car parts can also lead to serious injuries and accidents. Regardless of the cause of the accident, auto accidents are traumatic and sometimes fatal.
If you believe that your serious injuries were caused by a defect in your car, or someone else’s car, you should consider contacting our veteran auto defect lawyers. We will thoroughly review the factual circumstances of your case and advise how you should proceed.
Auto Defects and Lawsuits
Defective auto parts, including malfunctioning airbags, can cause a wide range of problems ranging from expensive repairs to fatal accidents.
All automobiles must have the required features that meet the minimum safety standards. Vehicles manufactured today have sophisticated equipment including anti-collision features and advanced safety tools that extend the vehicle’s safety features beyond seatbelts and airbags.
As consumers, we reasonably assume that these advanced safety features will provide a safe and convenient driving experience. But, that’s not always the case. When these auto parts fail, they pose great risks to your life, as well as your passengers, and other motorists on the road.
If a particular car model is experiencing safety problems, there is a good chance that similar cars are experiencing the same issues. If you’ve been injured in an auto collision and suspect that a defective auto part contributed to the collision, or worsened your injuries, you should contact an auto defect litigation attorney. You might be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit against the vehicle manufacturer. Our law firm is fully equipped to represent clients in class action auto defect lawsuits.
If you’ve got questions about what you should do if a vehicle part has been recalled, call an Atlanta auto defect lawyer.
Dedicated Auto Defects Attorney
A knowledgeable auto defect lawyer can provide the assistance you need when you are grappling with an auto defect such as:
- A defective car part
- A problem with vehicle repairs following a recall
- Injuries due to a defective vehicle equipment
When you contact our firm for a consultation, our legal team will review all of the pertinent facts and data to completely assess your case. We will help you understand all of your available legal options and explain what you can expect if you litigate an auto defect lawsuit.
What You Need to Provide in Case of an Auto Defect Lawsuit
The information needed to successfully prosecute your auto defect lawsuit depends upon the unique facts and circumstances of your case. However, in most auto defect cases, you will need to provide:
- The purchase date
- The purchase price
- Repair records
The above information will help your auto defect lawyer pinpoint whether there was a defect in your vehicle at the time you purchased it. Recall laws exist for both automobiles and motorcycles.
If you were injured, the insurance carrier will also want to review the police report, your medical records and medical bills, a summary of your anticipated future medical treatment and costs, and photos of the collision scene and vehicle damage. A knowledgeable auto defect lawyer can also help you identify any additional documentation that the insurance company might need to review.
It is important to seek your free initial consultation sooner rather than later, because your attorney will need a significant amount of time to thoroughly investigate your case before filing your lawsuit. Additionally, there are time limits for filing of lawsuits in Georgia. If your lawsuit isn’t filed before the statute of limitations runs, you might lose your opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries.
Legal Considerations in Cases of Defective Parts
Vehicle manufacturers guarantee consumers that their vehicles are safe, whether they sell trucks, motorcycles or other motorized vehicles. Sometimes, they fail to meet their obligation to the public. Depending upon the design or manufacturing defect, a vehicle might get poor gas mileage, or it might cause a serious collision. In cases where the defect causes minimal harm, the owner of the vehicle is at least entitled to replacement or repair that is free of expense. In some cases, defects are detected by the manufacturer or dealership and they will issue a recall. Vehicle owners should always keep repair receipts in the event that a recall doesn’t occur until after the repair is completed. That way, the owners can still be reimbursed for the repairs.
Motor vehicle defect laws and lemon laws are also applicable when an accident occurs due to a defect that was overlooked due to the carelessness of the vehicle manufacturer or seller. If you are a victim of such an accident, it is possible to collect damages from the car manufacturer or seller for your injuries.
Contact our Dedicated Auto Defects Lawyer
State and federal laws regulate the production and sale of vehicles. All vehicle dealerships and manufacturers must follow the regulations issued by NAFTA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). If the airbag in your vehicle failed to deploy upon impact, you should consider consulting our auto defects legal team. The experienced auto defect lawyers of Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers will help you identify the applicable regulations that protect you from the harm caused by the vehicle manufacturer or dealer.