Georgia Brake Failure Lawyers
Injured Due to Faulty Brakes?
Retaining proper representation in the event of a sudden brake malfunction accident, regardless if you were the driver, passenger or innocent by-stander, is essential for any successful lawsuit. Despite there being a number of high profile cases in recent years, with automotive manufacturers finally capitulating and paying out enormous settlements, proving and successfully litigating a brake malfunction case in the court of law is a skilled task. Automakers, part manufacturers and their in-house mechanics are often shielded by a wall of claims adjusters, legal mercenaries, and deep-pockets.
The attorneys at Grant Law Office understand the great burden that is placed on a victim of a brake malfunction and how to effectively make a case in your favor, no matter the odds. Before speaking with an insurance agency or auto company representative, consider the fact that you may be entitled to significant compensation. Be sure to call our Atlanta personal injury team as soon as possible, at (404) 995-3955 or (866) 249-5513, to discuss your options with a free consultation.
Who is Responsible for Faulty Brakes?
Ultimately, determining where in the chain of events your brakes, or the brakes of another vehicle, became unstable could potentially yield who is responsible for their failure. This can be a complex and time consuming investigation, which your personal injury lawyer can mitigate, but should begin soon after your accident. Some of the hallmarks to consider when pursuing the negligent party:
Manufacturer: Prior to being installed in your vehicle, or the vehicle that caused your accident, a designated manufacturer supplied brakes to your automaker. If in the course of creating these, whether it was defective material or poor craftsmanship, the brakes were complete then sent out faulty, the responsibility could fall on the original manufacturer.
Automaker: In many cases, the manufacturer and automaker are one in the same, but for the sake of designation we will separate them. As with the most recent lawsuits involving Toyota and General Motors, braking mechanisms were installed improperly resulting in their potential failure in thousands of vehicles. Like the manufacturer, it comes down to human error or miscalculation in the production line that lead to this kind of recall and potential catastrophe.
Mechanic or Owner / Operator: In many cases, the responsibility for a catastrophic brake failure can fall upon the individual who maintains the vehicle. This can vary from your local mechanic to the owner of the 18-wheeler passing by. Devoid of proper maintenance and basic automotive upkeep, braking mechanisms can eventually become a severe hazard to the road.
When Should I Contact an Attorney in Atlanta?
If you suspect that you, or a loved one, were involved in an accident as a result of faulty brakes, you should speak with an Atlanta personal injury attorney as soon as possible. They can help you navigate the increasingly complex litigation surrounding brake failure and avoid the pitfalls that often come with dealing directly with the insurance agents. The experienced litigators at Grant Law Office can help determine the validity of your case and next steps in any potential lawsuit.