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. You should not have to pay anything to have a recall fixed.
The most common recall we hear about concerns faulty airbags. It is especially important to get these recalls fixed right away because airbags are meant to save lives. When a faulty airbags deploys, there have been instances of shrapnel exploding from the airbag injuring drivers and passengers. 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.
If you have any further questions, or think you may have a case, call us at 251-300-2000, or stop by our office at 51 N. Florida street. We have a team of injury lawyers ready to help you.