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Dangerous or Defective Autos and Auto Parts Can Cause Injuries

When a person buys a product, he expects the product to be safe for the intended purpose. But if the product is dangerous or defective, the product can cause serious injuries to the user and others. The injuries can sometimes be fatal.

Dangerous or defective autos and auto parts can cause serious injuries including spinal injury, brain injury, broken bones, lacerations, burns, paralysis, other catastrophic injury and even death. The victim of an injury caused by a dangerous or defective auto or auto parts can claim compensation from the manufacturer and others involved in the chain of commerce. If the victim dies from the injury, the survivors of the victim can claim compensation for wrongful death.

Auto Defects

There can be many defective parts in a vehicle including:

  • Seat belts: A defective seat belt may fail or not perform as it should have in an accident. There could be a variety of defects which can make a seat belt fail including “inertial unlatching” where the seat belt becomes unlocked resulting in serious injuries to the passenger. Parts of the seat belt can also be defective. Sometimes the seat belt may fail to lock up in a crash if the mechanism that keeps seat belts at the correct tension is defective rendering the passenger unprotected and at risk for serious injuries or worse. Lap belts can cause injury including fatal internal injuries. A defective seat belt can result in serious abdominal, head, neck, shoulder, facial and leg injuries.
  • Air bags: Airbags can be a life saver in an accident but sometimes airbags can cause injuries including:
    • Facial injuries
    • Head injuries
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Hand, finger, nose and forearm fractures
    • Skin abrasions
    • Bruising
    • Eye damage and loss of vision, particularly for people wearing glasses
    • Hearing damage
    • Death

    Airbags can cause injuries if they deploy too soon or fail to deploy. If an airbag deploys too soon or in minor collisions or fender benders, the result can be fatal. Sometimes airbags fails to deploy in a crash resulting in serious injuries including head injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries or even death.

  • Child car seats, booster seats and adult seats: Child car seats, booster seats and adult seats are meant to protect the occupant but a design or manufacturing defect can make them unsafe for use and can result in juries including cervical (neck) injury, decapitation, spinal damage and even death.
  • Tire Failure: Tires can fail for various reasons including defective truck tire sold by manufacturer and poor maintenance. Tire failures can result in tread separation and blowout, increasing the chances of careening suddenly into oncoming traffic or causing vehicle rollover accidents.

Vehicle accidents can also be caused by sudden acceleration, fire or electric shock hazards, faulty brakes and crumpling zones in the body of the vehicle.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you have been involved in a an auto accident caused by a dangerous or defective auto or auto parts, you can claim compensation for medical expenses, including all future medical needs, lost wages and future earnings, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life due to permanent disability and wrongful death resulting from auto defects.

Don’t Loose Out on the Compensation You Deserve

Even if the vehicle was recalled by the manufacturer because of a reported defect, you may be able to recover damages for the ensuing injuries in a crash.

A detailed investigation is necessary to identify the defect that caused the accident. Contact the personal injury lawyers at The Burnside Law Firm if you have been involved in an accident. We purchase the wrecked auto and store it in a climate-controlled facility so our experts can examine and preserve the wreckage for important evidence.

From our offices in Athens, GA we represent victims of injuries caused by dangerous or defective autos and auto parts throughout Georgia. We an unmatched reputation on getting the victims the compensation they deserve. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered millions for our clients

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

Medical Malpractice / Head Injury

$4,500,000 settlement

Pharmacy & Prescription Error

$1,800,000 settlement

Medical Malpractice / Anesthesia Injury

$1,600,000 settlement

Auto Accident / Multiple Fractures

$1,250,000 judgment

Auto Accident / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

Dram Shop / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

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Meet The Team

Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

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I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264