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Auto Defect Attorneys in Savannah Who Take On the Big Automakers

There’s no other place in the world like Savannah, GA. It’s a modern city that’s full of old-world charm. People come from all around to experience our delightful architecture and beautifully manicured parks. The city’s historic district is a major tourist destination, noted for attractions that include the neo-gothic Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. However, more people enjoying the city leads to more cars on the road, and this means a higher chance of auto defect accidents occurring.

When big corporations are so concerned about making money that they take chances with people’s lives, somebody has to stand up to them. For over 35 years, that’s what Butler Prather LLP has been doing. Our firm has won landmark cases against large automakers. In Hill v Ford Motor Co., we obtained a $1.7 billion verdict for the surviving children of a Georgia couple who were crushed when the weak roof of their Ford Super Duty truck failed to protect them in a rollover accident.

For over 20 years, Chrysler refused to fix defective Jeep gas tanks that cause fiery explosions in rear-end collisions. After a Georgia family lost their four-year-old son in a fire caused by the faulty gas tank placement in the Jeep Grand Cherokee they were driving, Butler Prather LLP stood firm, winning a landmark verdict against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

Butler Prather LLP represents personal injury clients in Savannah, GA, and we know how to win. We have won over a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We’ve won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million and over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.

If you or a loved one was injured due to an auto defect, call (706) 322-1990 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Savannah personal injury lawyer today.

Accidents Caused by Defective Vehicles

Millions of us Americans depend on our automobiles every day to get to work, buy groceries, pick up the kids from school, take trips, and get around town. When cars have dangerous design flaws, the results can be tragic for drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and anyone else on the road.

Instead of just fixing the problem, the big automakers will often drag their feet. These corporations commonly deny that a problem even exists. The companies blame accident victims for their own negligence and use their political clout to avoid recalls. FCA continued to deny that the hazardous gas tanks in their Jeep vehicles were a problem, and many drivers and their loved ones suffered the consequences.

When automakers refuse to do the right thing, people die and experience catastrophic injuries. Butler Prather LLP has successfully represented clients injured by the following types of auto defects:

How Your Savannah Auto Defect Attorney Can Help After an Accident

Most law firms aren’t equipped to take on the big automakers. Fortunately, Butler Prather LLP has the experience and resources that these cases require. We have detailed knowledge about the automobile industry and a fearless dedication to the welfare of our clients. The automakers are used to getting their way, and they aren’t going to give in until they are forced to.

If Butler Prather LLP decides to take on your case, we will go after the negligent automakers with everything we have. We’ll investigate the history of the defective vehicle, how many accidents it has caused in the past, and the efforts the automaker has made to avoid responsibility instead of simply resolving the issue.

Butler Prather LLP relies on a team of expert witnesses that includes engineers, medical specialists, mechanics, accountants, and economists who will find out how the accident happened and determine how you have been harmed.

Auto defects cause fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Survivors of these accidents may require several rounds of medical treatment that include surgeries, doctor visits, and rehabilitation. You may also require in-home nursing care and special accommodations such as wheelchair lifts for your vehicle and ramps and other alterations for your home.

When our investigation is complete, the experienced Savannah auto product liability lawyers at Butler Prather LLP will file a claim or a lawsuit against the maker of the defective parts that includes the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical devices
  • Disfigurement
  • PTSD
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medications
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Assisted living care
  • Lost wages
  • Wrongful death

Who Is Liable for Your Auto Defect Accident Injuries?

You have the right to expect that your car, truck, or SUV will perform the way it’s supposed to, and the companies that build vehicles have an obligation to make sure they are safe. In fact, everyone has a duty of care to avoid actions that may cause reasonably foreseeable harm to others. But time and time again, the large automobile companies have acted with serious disregard for the lives and safety of their customers.

Everyone whose negligence contributed to your injuries may be held liable for the harm you have suffered. That’s why Butler Prather LLP may file a claim or a lawsuit against any of the following parties:

  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Manufacturers of defective components
  • Automobile marketers
  • Automobile distributors
  • Designers of defective parts

Injuries Caused by Auto Defects in Savannah, GA

Auto defects cause sudden accidents that are totally unexpected. When a truck’s tire blows out, an SUV suddenly accelerates, or a car becomes disabled on the road, drivers and passengers in more than one vehicle can be severely injured.

Injuries that frequently result from these accidents include:

We’ve Won Over a Billion Dollars for Our Clients

We’ve handled a lot of big cases at Butler Prather LLP, but we never lose sight of the most important thing — pursuing justice for our clients and helping you get the resources you need to take care of yourself and your family.

We know your case is important to you. That’s why we always have time to speak with our clients.

If you or a loved one was seriously harmed by the careless actions of a corporation, call the Savannah product liability attorneys at Butler Prather LLP today at (706) 322-1990 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

I was in a complex premises liability case involving a multinational corporations. Mr. Butler & his associates were always three steps ahead of these defendants. When they say they are "exceptional trial lawyers," this is not just a slogan but it is a way of life.”
- Zack Hendon