Have you been injured in a car that was recalled for a particular known defect? With automakers in the process of recalling 2.1 million cars equipped with faulty airbags, you would be in good – or perhaps unfortunate — company.
The number of cars involved in the recall is growing week-by-week. The automakers in question are three of the largest car manufacturers in America; Toyota, Chrysler and Honda all are part of the massive recall. These very same car models were recalled through the years of 2012 to 2014 for similar airbag issues.
There have been no fatalities associated with the latest recall, which includes about 40 different car makes and models. Most of the people who were injured by the faulty airbags experienced cuts and burns. The manufacturers have issued an apology and are asking all car owners who have the cars listed in the recall notices to head to a local dealership for repair work.
Recalls can be initiated in a number of ways. One of the most common way to spark the need for a recall is by reporting injuries to car manufacturers. Another way to get the attention of a manufacturer is to take them to court alleging that the design or engineering of the vehicle caused your car accident and injuries. When a company issues a recall, they agree to “make good” on the problem by inviting anyone in possession of the affected cars to bring them in for repairs or replaced parts. However, even when this occurs, problems can still occur that cause accidents.
If you’ve been hurt because of a car defect, you may be entitled to more than repairs. You might be entitled to compensation – and it’s your responsibility to make sure that the company that made your car is held accountable for that damage.
If you or a loved one were recently injured by faulty car parts, call a lawyer who can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Call Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC today for a consultation.