Injured Due to Automobile Defects
Serious injury or death can result from a vehicle with defective components. While today’s cars are still the safest in history, the U.S. Transportation Department reported a total of 53.2 million vehicles were recalled in the United States in 2016.
Recalls And Safety Related Defects
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") enforces the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and may order recalls of vehicles that do not meet federal safety standards or that have safety-related defects. Safety-related defects are those that pose an unreasonable risk of harm in the operation of the motor vehicle. These defects may relate to steering or ignition systems, seats and seat belts, airbags, fuels systems and electrical components.
If You Suspect A Safety Related Issue
If you suspect there is a safety-related issue with your vehicle, make a complaint on NHTSA’s website SaferCar.gov. Before you buy that used car, look up the VIN online at SaferCar.gov to see if the vehicle has been recalled for any reason, and if so, whether it has been repaired.
Speak To A Product Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died because of an automotive defect, contact the experienced product liability attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation at 704-376-1911 or 800-977-3077, or contact us online.
Three Ways We Can Help You Today
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