If recall laws are not followed, motor vehicle defects can cause devastating personal injuries. The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the authority to issue federal safety standards and require manufacturers to recall defective vehicles that don’t meet their standards. Most often, manufacturers voluntarily recall and replace their defective motor vehicles and auto parts, and provide compensation or repair service to correct the issue. In addition, they are mandated to notify the NHTSA. According to the agency, since 1993 there have been 46 million tires recalled, 66 million vehicles recalled, and 42 million child seats recalled.
When companies manufacture, distribute and sell defective motor vehicles or auto parts that don’t meet safety standards, it can mean more than just fraud. It can create a dangerous scenario where you are behind the wheel of a 3,000-pound time bomb. Scenarios such as seatbelt failure, gas tank explosions, and rollovers, as well as defective tires, airbags, and door latches, can cause dreadful injuries and often death. These accidents can injure the passengers of the defective cars, pedestrians, and other motor vehicle passengers.
If you have been hurt due to a defective motor vehicle or auto part, or if you lost a family member to this kind of tragedy, you have a right to be compensated for your medical and financial damages, as well as for your psychological trauma. The attorneys at Lemberg & Associates have the experience to take the unscrupulous manufacturers to task. Our attorneys are devoted to obtaining justice for you, and ensuring that these defective, unsafe vehicles are removed from the road, so the same thing won’t happen to anyone else. Simply complete the form to the right for a free case evaluation.