In the automotive industry, it is imperative for manufacturers to consider the consequences of building cars with faulty parts.
Even with quality control practices in place, vehicles are still occasionally assembled using defective parts. These vehicles can cause accidents that injure the driver, passengers, other vehicle drivers, and even pedestrians.
These injuries create serious health complications for the people involved. The most common injuries caused by vehicle crashes are:
- Cranial Trauma: This classification includes injuries caused by a direct strike to the head. Suffering a violent blow to the head can result in skull fractures, brain contusions, concussions, and neurological damage. These injuries range from relatively minor to lethal, and often require hospitalization.
- Neck Injuries: Broken necks, damage to the vertebrae, and brain stem injuries are some of the most serious problems that accident victims can suffer. Neck injuries are frequently caused by trauma and whiplash resulting from an accident. These injuries can have permanent and debilitating consequences for their victims. Damage to the brain stem can result in immobility in the form of paraplegia and quadriplegia, among other complications.
- Internal Injuries: Injuries like broken ribs can result from impact with the steering wheel, seat belt, and other objects. A blow to the torso can be seriously damaging to organ systems. Some injuries sustained in this manner are punctured lungs, internal bleeding, and gastrointestinal wounds. If untreated, these injuries can be fatal.
- Limb and Extremity Injuries: The violent nature of car accidents often puts an occupant’s limbs and digits at risk. Collisions can cause broken bones, sprains, and even amputations. Most injuries to arms, legs, hands, and feet can heal with medical attention, but some extreme cases carry permanent consequences.
In the greater Atlanta area, accidents happen frequently and have a wide range of causes. Recklessness, intoxication, and poor focus can all lead to collisions.
Some accidents, however, are the fault of the manufacturer. When a manufacturer uses defective parts in the construction of a vehicle, it could be found responsible for damages by way of the product liability law. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident and believe the manufacturer is responsible, you may be entitled to compensation. When filing a claim related to any defective product or auto recall, it is important that you do so with the help of an attorney. If you have any questions about product liability claims, or have questions about legal counsel, contact the experienced lawyers at Grant Law Office at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free (866) 249-5513