Automobile defects have dominated the news lately, with reports of brake failure, rollovers, and defective airbags growing each day. When an automobile has a common problem, manufacturers usually issue a recall to owners, warning them of the dangers of driving their faulty automobiles. If you get a recall notice, it is important that you act on it.
Unfortunately, we don’t always get recall notices in time, which may lead to serious injury or even death. In the event that you get injured because of a manufacturing or design defect in your automobile, you may be able to hold your automobile’s manufacturer accountable for your medical expenses and further compensation with the help of a Clearwater product liability lawyer.
Reacting to Recalls
Recalls generally reach owners through the mail. Most automobile manufacturers keep databases of owners who purchase vehicles from dealerships so that they can easily reach affected individuals in the event of a recall or other need. Additionally, recalls are usually posted on the Internet and covered on the news.
Usually, manufacturers will fix your automobile free of charge if you take it to the dealership. Though it may be an inconvenience to take time from your schedule to drop your car off, you may be saving your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Unfortunately, manufacturers usually learn of recalls when an owner experiences a problem. Sometimes, that owner may be you, and you may suffer a serious injury as a result. If this happens, your automobile manufacturer may be liable for your injuries.
Faulty automobiles may lead to serious injuries. If you or your loved one did not receive a recall for your defective automobile and got injured in an accident as a result, contact the lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. at 727-441-9030 to learn more about how we can help you.