Paying attention to product recalls is important because it can help your ongoing personal injury case or it can, in fortunate cases, prevent you from being involved in one. A well-known example of the dangers of defective vehicles involves the death of young actor Anton Yelchin. You can talk to one of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys to find out more about how you can use a recall notice as evidence in your case.
Vehicle accidents involving recalled cars
The death of actor Anton Yelchin
was tragic, even more so because his Jeep that killed him, was part of a recall. Although the said problem had caused accidents, Anton’s death was the first to be linked to that product defect. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Design flaws that are dangerous allow the plaintiff to hold the manufacturer liable for negligence
. The compensations obtained from the manufacturer are in addition to the ones received from the insurance company, which are not always enough to cover the medical treatment or lost wages.
Before acting on a product recall personal injury you can discuss your case with one of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers.
Resources for recalled vehicles or vehicle parts
Vehicle owners can check the online list of recalled vehicles updated and maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
. This is useful for second-hand vehicle owners who may not know that a particular model had problems.
Manufacturers only send product recall notices to the first owners of the vehicle. Even so, if you have received this notice and you were involved in a vehicle accident caused by that flaw you can use the notification as cause to file a lawsuit.
One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you if you were involved in a vehicle accident caused by defective, recalled parts.
You can contact us
for more information and advice on handling personal injury cases that include product recalls.