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Can I Sue after an Atlanta Car Accident Caused by a Vehicle Defect?

airbag malfunctionCar accidents affect millions of people each year, sometimes resulting in severe injuries that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Some statistics indicate that there are generally over 10 million motor vehicle accidents each year, ranging from minor fender benders to serious multi-car accidents. Preventable car accidents occur for many reasons, most often due to driver error. Sometimes, however, car accidents occur because of defective vehicle design or manufacture, as well as failure to warn of dangerous conditions. People who are injured in accidents caused by defective vehicles or vehicle equipment may be able to recover through a Georgia car accident lawsuit. The best way to determine whether you have a claim is to have the circumstances of your accident reviewed by one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.

There are many ways in which a defectively designed or manufactured vehicle or vehicle part could lead to a car accident. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Tire blowouts
  • Steering failures
  • Brake failures
  • Faulty windshield wipers
  • Roll cage issues
  • Defective airbags
  • Unreasonable risk of explosions
  • Issues with brake or gas pedals

It is important for victims of car accidents to understand that even if they partially contributed to an accident, they may still be able to recover. As a “modified comparative negligence” state, a plaintiff who was partially negligent in causing an accident may still recover, so long as their contribution to the accident was not 50 percent or greater. A partially negligent plaintiff’s recovery, however, will be reduced according to their allocation of fault. For example, a plaintiff awarded  $100,000 and found to be 40 percent at fault will receive $60,000. A plaintiff found to be 50 percent at fault for an accident will recover nothing.

Often, a car manufacturer will argue that even though their defective design or manufacture contributed to an accident, a victim’s own negligence was the greater cause of the accident. In these cases, having an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney on your side is extremely helpful in presenting your case.

Contact an Atlanta car accident attorney today for a free consultation

Car accidents caused by defective design, manufacture, or marketing can entitle victims and their families to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers of Boling Rice, call our office today at (770) 887-3162.

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