In reviewing auto product liability claims throughout the years, Beasley Allen lawyer Chris Glover notes many cases grow from manufacturers rushing new products to market without proper safety checks. While these auto products – like airbags, seatbelts, tires – may be presented as a safety improvement, they can create a false sense of security. Defective products may actually make an automobile more dangerous. If auto products have not been thoroughly tested, lives can be ruined when devices consumers are counting on to protect them in a crash fail, often resulting in catastrophic injury and death. Glover, who is managing attorney of the firm’s Atlanta office, says seeing these kinds of preventable tragedies inspired him to pursue justice to push safety to the automotive industry.
When investigating any type of automobile or truck accident, if the severity of the injuries seems out of proportion to the crash, a defective auto product may be to blame. This is especially true in single-vehicle accidents, rollover accidents, and crashes that result in a vehicle fire. Issues of auto crashworthiness should be investigated to determine if an auto product liability claim may be brought against the auto manufacturer or parts supplier.
Auto product liability litigation helps to shine a light on defects that may affect thousands of motorists. Bringing these cases to justice helps motivate manufacturers to ensure their products are properly constructed, and to prevent future tragic outcomes and keep the motoring public safer.