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The auto industry is constantly pursuing technological advances to make vehicles safer. However, vehicles with dangerous manufacturing or parts defects are still making their way onto U.S. roads. Although there are regulations in place to help ensure that automakers produce safe vehicles, some vehicles with dangerous flaws get released into the marketplace. When this happens, it can result in automobile collisions that cause serious physical harm or death to occupants.

Automotive product liability cases can be brought against manufacturers when auto defects cause serious injury or death. These claims involve proving that a vehicle’s flawed design or other deficiencies caused a crash or failed to protect the driver or passengers as they should.

The following circumstances can lead to dangerous conditions that cause auto accidents:

  • A faulty design
  • A substandard manufacturing process
  • Careless or reckless shipment processes
  • Failure to notify and warn the public of potential dangers

If a defective vehicle caused your accident or contributed to the severity of your injuries, the auto manufacturer should be held responsible.  At Goings Law Firm, LLC, our Columbia car accident attorneys have seen tragic outcomes for both drivers and passengers injured by auto defects, and we make every effort to secure the compensation our clients deserve for their suffering. Contact us today at (803) 350-9230 to discuss your options for legal recourse.

Why You Should Obtain Legal Representation from Goings Law Firm, LLC

When auto manufacturers fall short in their responsibility to produce safe vehicles and cause injuries, they need to be held financially liable. The way to accomplish this is through a personal injury settlement that will help you recover the costs you’ve incurred.

Oversight for the auto industry at the federal level is managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and its website provides consumers with a database of all the issued recalls. There are also state regulations that cover the area of auto defects law. Trying to understand these complex rules on your own can be challenging, so you should enlist the services of a knowledgeable attorney to investigate and expose negligence and hold the appropriate entity accountable for your suffering.

Our Columbia auto defects lawyers will see you through this legal process and uncover the specific defect that led to your accident, which parties are ultimately liable, and the options for pursuing full compensation on your behalf.

The legal team at Goings Law Firm, LLC is sincerely committed to helping people who have suffered undue harm from an unsafe vehicle. With our representation, your story of how the accident has affected you and your family will be heard. We encourage you to contact us promptly and schedule a complimentary initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.

Auto Defects Cases We Handle

At Goings Law Firm, LLC, we have the capability and resources needed to determine that your accident may have been caused or contributed to by a defective vehicle or component.

We represent clients in a variety of auto defects cases, including those caused by the following:

Brake failure – Brake failure is one of the most dangerous defects a driver can face. This is especially true if you are traveling at a high speed. Owners have a duty to maintain their vehicle’s brakes, but sometimes faulty manufacturing can cause them to stop working.

Power steering failure – If a steering wheel locks or loses its “play” and become loose, a driver will have no control of the vehicle. Because of this type of defect, General Motors had to issue a recall in 2018 for over 1 million of its trucks and SUVs.

Seatbelt and airbag failure – Safety features that are designed and promoted as protection for occupants during a collision can sometimes cause more harm than good when there is false latching or deployment or retractor failure. The notable recall of the highly dangerous faulty airbags made by Takata affected millions of vehicles and caused the company to file bankruptcy in 2017.

Tire failure – Typically, vehicle owners are responsible for ensuring their tires are safe by having them routinely rotated and replaced to avoid skidding and blowouts, but tires can be defective even before they require maintenance.

Pursuing a Successful Auto Defects Claim

To recover compensation for your auto defect injuries, you can file an injury claim against the party who is liable for the vehicle’s defective design or component. You’ll need to establish the following elements to pursue your claim:

  • The vehicle is indeed defective.
  • You suffered an injury or because of the defective vehicle.
  • You used the vehicle in the manner it was intended.
  • There were no substantial after-market alterations made to the vehicle or component in question.

Through your injury claim, you can seek recovery for your losses, such as medical expenses, car repairs, and lost wages. Compensation can also be rewarded for your pain and suffering. One of our experienced attorneys will be sure that your current and future costs are accurately accounted for to determine the appropriate amount to pursue.

In some specific situations, punitive damages are also awarded in auto defects cases. Punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party and deter others from committing similar harmful behavior in the future.

Auto manufacturers are represented by insurance companies that will make every attempt to reduce their financial responsibility for a claim. This is why you need an advocate who has the skills to fight for the compensation you deserve because of the harm imposed on you by a defective vehicle.

Get Help From Goings Law Firm, LLC With Your Auto Defects Case

For over a decade, Goings Law Firm, LLC has been achieving stellar results for Columbia citizens. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and can offer you our broad experience in settling and litigating auto defects cases. When you turn to Goings Law Firm, LLC to handle your claim, we will make protecting your rights our top priority. Don’t wait to call (803) 350-9230 or contact us online to set up a free case evaluation.

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“Robert and his team were very personable and attentive to our needs. They worked diligently for four years to ensure that justice was served and that we would come out more victorious than we could imagine. We were truly blessed when we found the Goings Law Firm. Robert’s individual approach, knowledge, and dedication to our case was remarkable and the outcome was a success. He was the best lawyer in the courtroom, hands down. When the going got tough we got Goings and you can’t go wrong with Robert Goings’s law firm!”

“After an accident that resulted in a personal injury which took me over a year to recover, I tried to negotiate with the insurance company to no avail. The first attorney I met with rejected my case. A friend recommended Robert Goings to me. After my first meeting with him I was completely relieved and felt assured that he could help me. Robert kept me informed, worked diligently and finally got the policy limit for the injury I had sustained. Robert is very professional, easy to talk to and an outstanding attorney who provides a quality service to his clients. The members of his staff are very competent, friendly and helpful as well. I would recommend Robert to anyone and also seek his advice again if I am ever in need of legal counsel.”

“When I was needing a Attorney for my case I was given the name of Robert Goings from Columbia, SC… I knew right off that Robert was the Attorney for the case and didn’t waste anytime and he didn’t waste anytime getting started on the case… Robert assured me he would be researching and investigating everything that he needs to make a case and win in court if and when that time comes… Robert was very thorough in everything he needed to complete and make the case strong and showed integrity of all the hearings I attended for my case. He will not leave any cracks in a case and if something didn’t seem right or felt right he would research it till he got the answer he was looking for… My case did take close to two years before it was settled. Robert and his firm did an outstanding job even when things to me wasn’t sounding like it was going our way. It was Justice and Honor of what he brought that won the case over for a very good settlement. If I had to do this over again with no doubt in mind Robert Goings would be my Attorney.”

“My family and I began a relationship with the Goings Law Firm in 2010. Mr. Goings and his staff are one of the most professional law firms I have ever been associated with. My family was treated with respect and kindness by Mr. Goings and his staff. Their work ethics and attention to details were top notch. They took the time to explain the processes and expectations in terms we could understand. I look forward to working with Mr. Goings again in the future.”

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“Robert is a master when it comes to litigation. He has helped my family and me on several occasions, and he always had our best interest at heart and in practice. He has truly done some amazing legal work for us, and we highly recommend him. He is a personable professional, and his astute knowledge of the law is quite impressive.”

“From the moment Robert received my first phone call until the conclusion of the legal matter, there was nothing but exceptional and first-class representation. I did not hesitate a moment or second-guess my decision with Robert representing me. Robert and his staff are professional, courteous, responsive, and effective. Robert is a genuine advocate for his client and delicately balances carrying a sword and a shield for justice.”

“Robert Goings is an excellent civil attorney. Mr. Goings took my mom’s difficult case and was successful in winning a jury verdict in her favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Goings if you are in need of a fierce legal advocate who is both very knowledgeable and compassionate!!”

“Mr. Goings far exceeded any and all expectations I had for a lawyer. He went above and beyond to ensure that I received the best results possible for my case. With me being active duty military, he helped with ensuring scheduling of matters around the military. I think best of all he was how knowledgable he is on how the injury was going to affect my military service. If you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer in South Carolina this is your guy!!”

“I had an awesome experience with Mr. Goings and highly recommend him as lawyer. He was very clear about my case and gave me follow-up reports in a timely manner. My results were better than I expected and I owe it to this awesome lawyer. THANK YOU! If I ever need a lawyer again, I am definitely calling Mr. Goings. My family and I thank you for all your help.”

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I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

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After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

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Mr. Goings worked tirelessly to resolve my husband’s case, despite the fact my husband wasn’t always the best client, and we still ended up with the best possible outcome because, in my opinion, we had the best attorney. Robert Goings is a professional, caring, experienced attorney with an amazing paralegal, Katie, and a wonderful support staff. If you need legal representation, The Goings Law Firm is the only call you need to make.

Robert Goings was my lawyer when I was in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. I would not be where I am today without Robert and his staff. He worked very hard for me and was with me from the beginning to the end. He stuck to his word and got me the compensation that I deserved. I really appreciate what Robert and his office has done for me.

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Robert Goings, and his amazingly talented team at Goings Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Goings was always genuinely concerned about my health, and overall well-being, was instrumental in recommending the best medical treatment plan for my injury, and most importantly, he treated me as if I were family. Mr. Goings was extremely attentive to every detail regarding my case, and he executed professional results and recovery, well beyond my greatest expectation.

It has been a great experience having you represent my family as Our Attorney. I have learned a lot, and have come to understand the importance of good counsel. You and your team are the best. You guys are officially our family Law Firm. Thanks Robert.

The Goings Law Firm went above and beyond assisting me after a serious auto accident. Robert Goings and Katie Gould were thorough and kind explaining every step of the process to me, sometimes more than once. Robert was persistent and professional making sure that we received the highest allowable compensation from all parties. I could not have been more pleased with the overall outcome.

When I looked for an attorney for my bad car accident, I read the reviews for the Goings Law Firm. This firm had great reviews so I contacted them. Thankfully, Mr. Goings took my case and fully explained the process to me and he took the worry out of my mind. Before hiring him, I tried to settle my case with the insurance company on my own, but I was low balled- Mr. Goings and his office got me a lot more than I ever imagined. A big thanks to his office!

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After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

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