When you buy a car, truck, or sport utility vehicle, you should be able to trust that the vehicle is in proper working order and is safe to drive. Unfortunately, like any other human-run organization, auto manufacturers have the potentially to negligently design or assemble cars with defects. When these vehicles make it onto the mainstream market, anyone who rides in them may be at risk of injury.
Certain defects on vehicles can cause drivers to suddenly lose control or may disable important safety features, leaving motorists inadequately protected in the event of an accident. For this reason, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tries to track potential vehicle defects and alert the public in a timely fashion. In addition to safety alerts, NHTSA may recommend that the manufacturer of the vehicle issue a product recall in order to repair or replace the defective car part. Some car manufacturers that have issued large-scale recalls of defective vehicles include:
These are, of course, only a few examples of recalled car brands. Though recalls can be helpful to consumers, they are not always effective in properly warning drivers of a defect in time to prevent accidents and injuries. If you have suffered injury due to a defective vehicle, the attorneys at the Dolman Law Group, can help you recover.
Though numerous auto defects have the ability to cause accidents, some of the main dangerous defects affect the following car parts:
If you hear of a recall affecting any part on your vehicle, you should always follow the recall instructions in order to prevent accident or injury to you or your family.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective car part, it is likely that you are facing medical bills, lost wages, and many other financial losses. Additionally, you may have experienced pain and suffering, permanent disability, loss of enjoyment of life, and other noneconomic losses. The experienced products liability attorneys at the Dolman Law Group, in Clearwater, Florida understand the devastating effects a car accident can have on your life. We are dedicated to helping car accident victims hold large manufacturers responsible for defective vehicles, so please contact our office at (727) 451-6900 today for help.