Holding Auto Manufacturers Responsible for Injuries Caused by Defective Cars
When a defective product either causes an accident or causes injuries that should have been avoidable, the manufacturer may be held legally responsible. Many law firms advertise for these cases, but very few truly have the experience, expertise and resources to effectively handle them. Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP has an unparalleled track record handing cases involving defective automobiles, but we also have extensive experience handling cases involving all sorts of defective products, ranging from billboards to eyeglasses.
At Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP, there is no doubt we have what it takes. Our verdict and settlement record proves it.
If you or your client has a potential defect case, experience and results matter. Our Georgia-based auto defect lawyers have verdict and settlement results winning eight- and nine-figure verdicts against major manufacturers like General Motors, Toyota, Ford and Chrysler on behalf of accident victims and their families. We have handled and tried these cases to juries in Georgia and throughout the United States.
A History of Fighting and Winning Auto Defect Cases
Our dedicated trial attorneys represent clients who have been catastrophically injured and those who have lost loved ones in auto accidents as a result of defective products and vehicles. The following are some of the major types of defects we have successfully handled:
- Tire failure: When tires are poorly designed and manufactured, tread separation and tire blowouts can cause rollovers and other serious accidents and injuries.
- Air bag defects: Our attorneys are experienced at pursuing claims for injuries caused by air bags that fail and do not go off when they should, air bags that deploy late, and air bags that are too powerful and cause catastrophic injuries.
- Defective fuel systems: Defectively designed and manufactured fuel systems can turn relatively minor accidents into major ones by sparking post-collision fires. If a person survives a wreck, he or she should not be burned up in a fire.
- Seat and seat belt defects: When the seats in an automobile are not manufactured to strict crashworthiness standards, they can collapse during a wreck, resulting in serious injuries to those in the seats and to adults and kids sitting behind them.
- Rollovers and crushed roofs: Whether rollovers are caused by vehicle instability or driver negligence, the injuries involved can drastically increase when roofs crush inward due to design defects.
- Post-collision fires: Jeep vehicles particularly, because of their fuel tank placement, have caught fire resulting in serious injuries and death following a collision.
- Crashworthiness: Auto manufacturers know their vehicles will be involved in crashes, and they have a responsibility to design their cars to protect drivers and passengers from being unnecessarily injured or killed. That legal principle is called "crashworthiness." We have successfully handled a variety of cases where the structure of the vehicle or some part was not designed and built to effectively protect occupants and be "crashworthy."
Going up against major auto manufacturers is not easy. These companies have major resources at their command and are willing to use those resources to fight injured consumers' claims. You need lawyers on your side who are prepared to take on these powerful corporations.
If an auto manufacturer is responsible for the harm that has been done to you and your family, our firm has the resources, the experience and the reputation to pursue the full justice you deserve. Don't hesitate to contact us to have our attorneys evaluate your case. Serving accident victims nationwide.
Auto Product Liability Blogs
- Apr 09 - New bill would give US regulator more power over vehicle recalls
- Oct 03 - Punitive Damages In Fatal Car Crash Case
- Aug 14 - Victim's Fund For GM Ignition Switch Defect Claims
- Jul 22 - President Seeking Enhanced Power For Safety Administration
- Jul 03 - Increased Auto Safety Legislation Proposed
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- Jun 29 - What Should Chrysler Do To Fix The Fire Problem In Jeeps?
- Jun 28 - Chrysler's Jeep Fix Cited As Cause Of Fatality In Post-Crash Fire
- Jun 20 - Chrylser's Attempt To Fix Defective Fuel System Simply Not Enough
- Jun 19 - Chrylser Backtracks On Refusal To Recall Defective Fire-Prone SUVs
- Jun 07 - Chrysler Recalls Newer Patriot, Compass And Wrangler Models