Vehicle safety is a key factor when individuals and families look at purchasing a new or used vehicle. As consumers, we expect that the products we purchase are safe and will function properly. We put our own safety, and the safety of those we love, in the hands of vehicle manufacturers every time we get behind the wheel.
Vehicle Recalls And The Dangers Of Defective Products
Unfortunately, some vehicles roll off of the assembly line with hidden dangers and defective parts that put your life at risk, and there is often no way to know of the dangers until it is too late. At the law firm of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., our car accident attorneys have more than 40 years of experience helping injured clients get the results they need. We are here to seek justice and obtain compensation for anyone who was in an accident with a recalled vehicle.
We offer free, no-risk consultations. Please call our Harrisburg law firm at 717-238-5707 or contact our office online. We accept all injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will owe nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
We will happily travel to you if your injuries prevent you from visiting our office.
Vehicle Recall Accidents: Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
Vehicle manufacturers have a duty to inform the public of any recalls for defective parts as soon as they are aware of the issue. This notification, however, often occurs too late for many people who become a victim of serious, life-changing car accidents. Defects could include:
- Air bag deployment failure
- Defective steering components
- Defective tires
- Faulty brake systems
- Defective seat belts
Of course, these are just a few of the many issues that could result in a vehicle recall. For example, GM’s ignition switch defect affected millions of vehicles over several model years. This defect caused the switch to switch out of the “run” position, leaving drivers with no power, no brakes and no way to control their vehicle.
Government Website For Vehicle Recalls
The U.S. Government has a website on which consumers can search for a list of recalled vehicles, as well as obtain additional information on any investigations: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues.
Contact A Pennsylvania Recalled Vehicle Parts Injury Lawyer
We encourage you to seek experienced legal help as soon as possible if you were in a car accident due to defective, recalled car parts. We will work quickly to investigate your claim and provide honest advice throughout your case.