The news recently has been full of stories about faulty parts on vehicles that have been recalled. David Greene from Greene and Phillips explains that some of these recalls can cause serious injury.
One issue that has not gotten all that much attention in the news is a fault in airbags across eight different car manufacturers including Honda, Mazda, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Subaru. These vehicles are being recalled because when the airbags deploy, there have been instances of shrapnel or sharp pieces of metal from the airbag and shooting throughout the car possibly hitting the driver’s and passengers’ face, neck or eyes. If your vehicle is affected, it is very important that you get this problem fixed as soon as you can so that in the unfortunate event that your airbags deploy, they work to save your life, not hurt you worse.
To find out the most up-to-date recall information, you can go online to recalls.gov, or you can go to the manufacturer’s website and put in your vin number. You can also call your local dealer and they’ll be able to tell you what recalls are available for your vehicle. Again, This is a very important fix for your truck or car, and it affect a wide range of vehicles from 2000 onward. To have it fixed costs you nothing.
If you were involved in an accident where your vehicle’s airbag deployed and you were injured by shrapnel, you should contact a personal injury lawyer that handles product liability cases. Greene and Phillips has experience helping their clients recover money for their injuries due to faultily designed products. It’s important to call a lawyer as soon as you can after an incident like this because important evidence can be harder to obtain the longer you wait.
Product Liability is an area of law that protects consumers against faulty products. When a manufacturer produces a product that is shown to be unsafe, that manufacturer is responsible for fixing the product and often paying damages to the person who was injured because of the products faults. As a general rule, if you are injured from a defective car part, a dangerous household product, dangerous work equipment, or defective health care equipment, it’s worth contacting a lawyer to see if you have a case. Consultations are always free at Greene & Phillips, and the we don’t get paid unless we get money for you.