The Responsibility Of The Manufacturer
There are a lot of things that have to be done before any vehicle is put on the market. All car manufacturers are supposed to conduct rigorous testing on their vehicle before putting it on the market. The purpose of the testing is to ensure that the vehicle is safe and does not have any problems. If a safety issue is found after the vehicle is on the market, then the manufacturer is supposed to issue a recall. They are also supposed to notify the consumers of the recall. Manufacturers typically notify people of a recall via mail.
When car manufacturers issue a recall and do not notify the consumers, they are being negligent. Many people underestimate the seriousness of vehicle problems. Vehicle problems can cause more than just an inconvenience. They can cause a person to get into an accident and become seriously injured. If there was a recall on your vehicle’s short block, and you never received a notification and got into an accident, then the manufacturer could be held responsible for the accident. You may be able to get compensation for any injuries that you have suffered as the result of the vehicle defect.
Millions Of People Affected By A Vehicle Recall
Automobile recalls have made the headlines quite frequently within the past few years. Car manufacturers have also suffered harsh penalties and been required to pay victims million for their injuries. In 2014, Toyota Motors was required to pay $1.2 billion because they allegedly misled consumers about vehicle defects.
Your Rights As A Consumer
If you have been injured in an accident because of a vehicle defect, then it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers at the Frasier Law Firm have had several years of experience in helping people who have been hurt as the result of a defective product. Contact Frasier Law today at 918-779-3658. The attorneys are committed to helping their clients and will advocate for them. They can help you assess your legal options. The attorneys believe that by holding the car manufacturers responsible, they will be able to help keep people safe on the road.