Georgia Auto Defect Attorneys

Auto Defects Attorneys Who Take on the Big Corporations

The attorneys at Butler Prather LLP have an unparalleled track record for winning verdicts involving defective automobiles. For over 35 years, we’ve been helping people in Georgia and across the nation who were injured by faulty automobiles.

Butler Prather LLP was won large judgments for clients in cases involving defective products. In the case Hill v. Ford Motor Company, we obtained a $1.7 billion verdict. This was important not only in getting justice for the Hill family, but also because it raised awareness about a dangerous automotive defect present in more than 5.2 million Ford trucks.

After an automobile crash, you may be stuck with substantial medical bills and other expenses such as lost wages. Our team will investigate your accident, and if your injuries were caused by defective auto parts, we’ll file a lawsuit to help you get a fair recovery.

If you or a loved one was harmed in an automobile accident caused by defective parts, contact Butler Prather LLP. Our team has the right mix of experience, expertise, and resources to take on the auto manufacturers and win.

Call (706) 322-1990 to schedule a free consultation today.

Atlanta Auto Defect Lawyer

Our Defective Auto Parts Attorneys Know How to Win

Millions of American rely on our automobiles to get around. You probably use your car for various activities such as driving to work, picking up your kids from school, shopping, running errands, visiting friends, and taking vacations.

Automobiles are an integral part of our daily lives. That’s why the government has set strict safety standards to protect drivers and passengers from unnecessary harm.

Vehicles that contain defective parts cause serious accidents and injuries. In these cases, the car and parts manufacturers may be held legally responsible for their negligence.

When you’re going up against the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, experience and results matter. These companies have extensive resources at their command, and they’ll use everything they have to fight your claim.

You’ll want to have someone on your side who’s prepared to take on powerful corporations. At Butler Prather LLP, we’ve won eight- and nine-figure verdicts against major manufacturers including General Motors, Toyota, Ford, and Chrysler on behalf of accident victims and their families.

We’ve Won All Types of Defective Vehicle Cases

Our dedicated Atlanta personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been catastrophically injured and those who have lost loved ones in auto accidents as a result of defective products and vehicles.

The types of automobile defect judgments we have won include:

  • Crashworthiness: Auto manufacturers know their vehicles will be involved in crashes, and they have a responsibility to design their cars to protect drivers and passengers from unnecessarily death and injuries. This legal principle is referred to as “crashworthiness.” Our firm has won several cases where the structure of the vehicle or some part was not designed and built to effectively protect occupants.
  • Tire failure: When tires are poorly designed and manufactured, tread separation and blowouts may cause rollovers and other serious accidents and injuries.
  • Air bag defects: Our attorneys are experienced at pursuing claims for injuries caused by air bags that fail and do not go off when they should, air bags that deploy late, and air bags that are too powerful and cause devastating injuries.
  • Defective fuel systems: Inadequately designed and manufactured fuel systems can turn relatively minor accidents into major ones by sparking post-collision fires. If a person survives a wreck, they shouldn’t have to worry about being killed or injured in a fire.
  • Seat and seat belt defects: When the seats in an automobile are not manufactured to strict crashworthiness standards, they can collapse during a wreck, resulting in injury to those in the seats and to adults and children sitting behind them.
  • Rollovers and crushed roofs: Rollovers may be caused by poor SUV design and faulty tires. Injuries are dramatically increased when roofs crush inward due to faulty design.
  • Post-collision fires: Jeeps and other vehicles are susceptible to fire because of their fuel tank placement. They have ignited, resulting in serious injuries and death following a collision.
  • Brake failure leaves drivers completely helpless on the road. This may be caused by defective pads, loss of brake fluid, bad braking cylinders, and other types of mechanical defects.
  • Electric vehicle fires: EVs batteries contain highly volatile chemicals. When they catch fire, it causes a phenomenon known as thermal runaway. These fires burn extremely hot, and it takes huge amounts of water to extinguish them. EV fires kill and injure vehicle occupants and they also cause devastating building fires.
  • Sudden acceleration: Mechanical errors and electrical issues lead to an unexpected increase in speed that results in crashes. Design flaws may cause accelerator pedals to stick.
  • Steering system failure: Pump malfunction, blocked hoses, contaminated fluid, leaks, and defective power steering belts can all cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle.
  • Stalling engines: Lack of airflow, sensor malfunction, low fuel pressure, loss of spark, and defects cause collisions on the roadway, including multiple-vehicle pileups.

We Know How to Build a Winning Case

It takes a lot of preparation to prevail in court against a major corporation and their high-priced attorneys. That’s why we consult with engineers, mechanics, accident scene investigators, doctors, and other experts to pinpoint the true cause of your injuries. When called upon to testify, our experts know how to clearly explain complex technical issues to a jury.

Our investigators will collect the information necessary to build a strong case on your behalf. We rely on the following resources:

  • Crash investigation reports
  • Accident scene photos
  • Surveillance camera video
  • Medical records
  • Witness interviews
  • Expert testimony
  • Accident reconstructions
  • Physical and forensic evidence
  • Vehicle inspection records
  • Internal company documents

Compensation for Injuries Caused by Automobile Defects

Nothing can make up for the harm that you and your loved ones have suffered. But our attorneys can win a verdict that allows you to start putting your life back together after a senseless accident.

A defective automobile parts lawsuit seeks the following types of damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Medical devices
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Wheelchair ramps for your home
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Assisted living care
  • Wrongful death

We’ve Won Billions for Our Clients

At Butler Prather LLP, we’re not intimidated by anybody. If a big auto manufacturer is responsible for the harm you suffered, we’ll pursue justice for you and your family.

Our firm has won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million, and we’ve also won over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.

Call (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.

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