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Know the damages available from an auto defect lawsuit in Georgia

At best, an issue with your vehicle will result in a trip to a mechanic. However, here at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we have seen how devastating an issue such as a system failure or defective auto part can be, causing serious accidents. Our team can work with you to recover compensation for the damages available.

There are several types of damages that can manifest when your car has a defect. For example, an issue with brakes or a tire could result in a motor vehicle accident. If your car has been harmed, you may be able to list property damage on the lawsuit.

Other types of damages that stem from auto defects could include the following: 

  • Any past, present or future medical expenses you incur due to an injury
  • Any income losses due to you having to miss work
  • Any pain or suffering you experienced

In Georgia, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit citing an automobile defect. Typically, the two years will start at the date of the incident, such as a car accident or the date that the defect was discovered.

One key difference between auto product liability lawsuits and typical personal injury claims is that you will not need to prove that the manufacturer was careless for your suit to be successful. Instead, you will need to demonstrate that there was an unreasonably dangerous problem with the vehicle, that the defect caused your injury and that you had not substantially changed the vehicle from the form in which it was originally sold.

For more information on this topic, please visit our page regarding auto product liability.

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