Defective Equipment

When motor vehicle parts are defective in nature or fail to function properly, there is a significant risk of death or injury occurring. A significant cause of motor vehicle accidents due to defective equipment are that companies do not spend the money required to produce safe equipment including adequate airbags, brakes, and seat belts.

Because individuals depend on motor vehicles to operate properly, it is imperative that individuals retain the assistance of a skilled Atlanta personal injury attorney when motor vehicle accidents occur due to defective equipment. In a large number of defective equipment cases, the case must be initiated within a specific period of time, which is why individuals should not hesitate to consult with a skilled attorney.

Examples of Defective Motor Vehicle Equipment

Potentially liable parties can include assembling manufacturers, parts manufacturers, retail store owners, wholesalers, and a variety of types of other individuals. There are several ways in which motor vehicle equipment can be defective, which includes the following:

Other Types of Defective Equipment

Defective equipment cases can include any motor vehicle product that is designed, distributed, or manufactured in such a way as to cause harm to consumers and other end users. Other potentially defective equipment can include products like airplanes, industrial equipment, medical devices, and prescription drugs.

The Types of Defective Equipment Claims

Defective equipment claims often fall into one of three categories. Each of these types of defective products has the potential to cause serious injuries or even fatalities. These various claims include the following:

In a large number of cases, individuals can bring products liability claims against manufacturers under a variety of theories which include the three applicable types of law:

The Role of Safety Recalls

While valid and successful product liability claims can exist even if a product has not been recalled, the existence of a product recall can prove to be particularly strong evidence. A product recall serves to demonstrate that the manufacturer of a product recognized that the product contains a potentially dangerous defect or fails to meet applicable safety regulations. Safety regulations are issued for numerous types of products and can apply to both entire lines of products or products that were sold in specific regions of the United States. Manufacturers often issue voluntary recalls but often must report these recalls to the proper agencies including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Contact a Talented Georgia Car Accident Attorney

The applicable law in the state of Georgia allows individuals who have been injured in these types of accidents to recover a variety of types of compensation including emotional damages, lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and property damage. For defective equipment cases involving wrongful death, eligible family members are able to pursue different types of damages that are available under applicable Georgia law. Individuals who have been injured in motor vehicles in the state of Georgia due to defective equipment have discovered that a skilled Georgia car accident attorney can help an individual receive the compensation that is deserved. Yeargan & Kert, LLC works with other experts in accident reconstruction or mechanical engineering to determine if defective equipment contributed to an individual’s motor vehicle accident. Contact Yeargan & Kert, LLC for help today.