Automobile Recalls Lead To Product Liability Lawsuits

September 19th, 2014 Product Liability
Fellows Hymowitz Rice Personal Injury Law Defective Products Attorneys

Yet again, there is another automobile manufacturer in the hot seat due to recalls which should have taken place years ago. The New York Times reports that more than 14 million vehicles have been recalled by 11 automakers over rupture risks involving air bags manufactured by the Japanese supplier, Takata.

Two deaths and over 30 injuries are known to have been linked to ruptures in Honda vehicles. Complaints received by regulators about various automakers blame Takata air bags for at least 139 injuries, including 37 people who reported air bags that ruptured or spewed shrapnel or chemicals. To read more about the Honda and Takata recall, click on the following link.

One method for improving highway safety and protecting drivers from unsafe conditions is through automobile recalls.  It is estimated, over the past 50 years, almost 300 million cars, trucks, busses, recreational vehicles, motorcycle and mopeds, as well as 43 million tires and 84 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment, including child safety seats, have been recalled to correct safety defects. That averages out to 6,000,000 defective vehicles annually.

Once a defect determination is made, the law gives the manufacturer three options for correcting the defect: repair, replacement or refund. If your injuries were caused by a possible defective vehicle or part, it is in your best interest to contact a product liability lawyer.

The experienced New York and New Jersey attorneys at Fellows Hymowitz Rice are dedicated to protecting the public from substandard products which cause unnecessary harm. Our lawyers stand up to the large manufacturers who endanger people with their faulty products and fight for your rights as the victim of the negligent acts of these companies.

The car accident, product liability, and serious injury attorneys at Fellows Hymowitz Rice have seen multiple examples and represented numerous people and their families who are victims of faulty and defective products. Sometimes injuries are minor, but there are many times when the negligence by manufacturers who issue unsafe products cause serious injury and even death.

You have certain rights as a consumer and if you or a loved one is a victim of a defective product, a product liability suit may be your only option to recover your losses and gain maximum compensation for injuries sustained. Compensation can include, but is not limited to medical bills, loss of wages, and punitive damages.

The experienced product liability attorneys at Fellows Hymowitz Rice are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers injured by the negligent acts of companies who manufacture faulty products.

Fellows Hymowitz Rice Rockland County, NY product liability and personal injury law firm can answer all your questions and a skilled, dedicated attorney can review the details of your case free of charge. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. You pay nothing up front.

We’ll speak with you for free and help you find answers. There is never a fee unless we recover for you. Call now at 1-845-639-9300.

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