The news recently has been full of stories about faulty parts on vehicles that have been recalled. To find out the most up-to-date recall information for your vehicle, you can go online to recalls.gov, or you can go to the manufacturer’s website and put in your VIN number. Also, your local dealer will be able to tell you what recalls are available for your vehicle. Again, this is a very important fix for your car or truck, and it affects a wide range of vehicles from 2000 onward. To have a recall fixed costs you absolutely nothing.
The most common recall we hear about is airbags, and it is especially important to get these fixed right away because airbags are meant to save lives. These vehicles are being recalled because when the airbags deploy, there have been instances of shrapnel from the airbag injuring driver’s and passenger’s. 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 are able to do their job and protect you. Airbags are supposed to help, not hurt.
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. At Greene and Phillips, we have experience helping our 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.
The term product liability mentioned above, 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 we don’t get paid unless we get money for you.
If you have any further questions, or think you may have a case, call us at 300-2000, or stop by our office on Florida Street any time.