Wrongful Death Claims Against Auto Manufacturers
Auto manufacturers have the responsibility to produce and sell vehicles that are safe for their intended use. They also have the legal duty to warn consumers about any specific risks of that particular vehicle. If a vehicle is unreasonably dangerous, does not have proper warnings, or has serious defects that cause a driver to lose control, the auto company should be held liable for any resulting injuries or deaths that occur.
Recently, a high-profile wrongful death case was filed1 against well-known sports car manufacturer, Porsche. The claim was filed on behalf of the daughter of actor Paul Walker, who was killed when he lost control of a Porsche Carrera GT nearly two years ago. The lawsuit asks for an unspecified amount of damages for the wrongful death of Walker, stating that the following were dangerous aspects of the vehicle:
- Excessive horsepower in the engine
- Excessive speed capabilities up to 205 miles per hour
- Lack of necessary safety features commonly found on such sports or racing cars
- Lack of a stability control system that helps to maintain control over highly sensitive cars
- Defective seat belt that allegedly trapped Walker in the car until it caught on fire
This is just one example of many different wrongful death lawsuits that are filed against auto manufacturers each year. Another auto parts company facing wrongful death claims is airbag manufacturer Takata over the failure to properly recall2 millions of vehicles with defective airbags in a timely manner. We will keep an eye on the Walker case to see if his daughter is able to recover for her tragic loss.
Discuss your claim with an experienced Cumming, Georgia auto accident attorney today
If you have lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries because of a dangerous vehicle, you should not hesitate in discussing your situation with a qualified personal injury attorney in Cumming, Georgia. At the law office of Boling Rice LLC, we have the resources to take on large auto companies so that you can receive the maximum amount of compensation available in your case. We handle a wide array of wrongful death and injury claims, so please call our office at 770-887-3162 for a free consultation.