Every time you get behind a wheel of a car, you are trusting that the car will keep you safe. There are hundreds of different parts on a car that could malfunction at any time, causing an accident and injury to you and your passengers. When you drive, you are trusting that the seat belts, airbags, brakes, tires, and many more parts will work properly and you will get where you need to go. However, this is not always the case, as malfunctioning motor vehicle parts cause accidents every day. If the malfunction was due to defective design or manufacture, you may be able to recover from the manufacturing company and retailer. Call a Clayton County auto accident attorney to help you get the reimbursement you deserve.
To most people, having a tire blow out or brakes suddenly fail on the highway would be a nightmare, especially if your family is in the car. Such dangerous events can cause very serious, possibly fatal accidents. Furthermore, though seat belts and airbags are installed in cars to keep you safe, when they malfunction they can cause much greater harm. For example, a recent airbag recall stated that airbags were deploying too quickly, possibly sending shards of metal into the passenger compartment of the car. Normal, functioning airbags can sometimes cause minor burns or abrasions, however this malfunction could potentially cause metal to pierce a skull or chest, damaging major organs and possibly causing death. Such a malfunction can raise the costs of medical bills significantly, sometimes by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
No matter how serious your injury, or how much your hospital bills are, you always deserve just compensation if the accident was not your fault. It is important to hire a lawyer who can help you determine the true cause of the accident, and who will know the correct party to sue for damages. An experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer knows how to determine which party was at fault for the malfunction--car manufacturers, retailers, or someone other party. If you have suffered personal injury in an auto accident, it is important that you call a dedicated lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith and have an initial consultation. Call (770) 487-8999 as soon as possible.