Motor Vehicle Design and Manufacturing Defects Lawyer
Although the overall safety of cars has improved over time, there are still many instances of manufacturing or design defects that lead to faulty equipment, accidents, injuries, and death. Auto companies, manufacturers, and even retailers can be held liable for these accidents. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that was caused by a vehicle defect, or if you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident and sustained injuries because of a vehicle defect, a North Georgia injury lawyer can help you pursue damages for your injuries.
Types of Vehicle Defects
- Unintended Acceleration: This occurs when the gas pedal sticks or when the floor mat is improperly designed and becomes caught in the pedal. Unintended acceleration has contributed to hundreds of auto crashes, some of which resulted in fatalities.
- Seat Belt Defects: Seat belts are meant to be one of the primary forms of safety in a car. Sometimes, however, seat belts do not perform their function because of a faulty latch, compromised webbing, retractor failure, and poor seat belt placement.
- Faulty Airbag: Airbags that deploy unnecessarily can cause serious injuries to those they are meant to protect. On the other hand, airbags that do not deploy when necessary have been the causes of many deaths in the United States.
- Tire Defects: Defects such as tread separation can contribute to tire blowouts, which generally cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash.
- Lack of Window Glazing: Glazing the windows and windshield of a car can save lives, yet not all auto companies insist on this simple and cost-effective technology. Glazing keeps the glass from blowing out in an accident, meaning that passengers are kept safely inside the car.
- Fuel System Defects: Improper fuel tank and fuel line design can cause fuel to leak in the event of an accident. These fuel leaks easily catch on fire and cause explosions which result in serious burn injuries and death.
- Improper or Weak Roof Design: The roof of a vehicle will generally protect the passengers inside if the vehicle is involved in a rollover accident. Many SUVs and other cars, however, have weak roofs which crush during a rollover accident, making it more likely that the passengers will suffer blunt trauma and ejection.
At Leibel Law, we have represented clients in Dahlonega, Dawson County, Cobb County, and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. We have won hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for them so that they are able to continue with their lives as best as possible. Contact a North Georgia Vehicle Defects Attorney at our firm for reputable, aggressive, and compassionate representation.