A car that has a problem that significantly reduces its value, safety, and usability is considered a defective car. Each state has its own definition, but in general, if a mechanic tried to solve the same problem many times during a certain period of time or during a certain number of kilometers, the car can be considered defective.
Federal Laws and Defective Cars
The Magnuson-Moss Federal Warranty Act and state defective automobile laws are there to protect the consumers who buy cars. Besides new cars, these laws are also applicable to older cars because consumers receive a written warranty from the manufacturer or dealer.
If a malfunction in the car leads to an accident, a number of people can be liable for the injuries, including the car manufacturer, spare parts maker, or even the dealer. In accordance with the Georgia law, the consumer will have two years to file a liability claim against the manufacturer. There is also a statute of limitations to be noted here, as you will only get 10 years starting from the date of purchase.
If the defects of the vehicle are very serious, then it is not necessary for the plaintiff to prove the negligence of the defendant. That is how it works in Georgia. Instead, the plaintiff must prove that the vehicle or part of the vehicle malfunctioned and has caused damage.
Types of Defects
Irrespective of the theory followed concerning the search for defective products, the applicant must prove that the product was defective and had one of the following three types of defects:
Examples of Safety-Related Defects
Contact an Experienced Defective Product Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident due to a product defect, contact the attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.