Car accidents always involve two more drivers, right? Not necessarily.
When car manufacturers fail to maintain product standards and let defective
or otherwise dangerous parts hit the market, they put innocent consumers
at risk of serious injury.
In recent years, there have been numerous scandals involving vast amounts
of automobiles being recalled for potentially hazardous defects. From
Takata Corporation airbags failing to deploy during major accidents to
General Motors ignition switches randomly shutting off cars while people
are driving, the dangers seem to be increasing. This is frightening news
– but the good news is that there is always a way to pursue proper
compensation after being hurt by a defective auto part.
Product Liability Claims and Class Actions
After getting into an accident or suffering an injury due to a faulty piece
of equipment in your automobile, you might have two legal avenues to explore.
If it seems that your incident was a fluke, you can work with an attorney
to create a product liability claim that represents your individual needs.
You will want a case that addresses hospital bills, repair costs, and
lost wages, among other recoveries.
If the issue can be linked to a widespread problem affected all cars of
similar make and model, you might need to opt into a preexisting class
action. In a class action, hundreds or thousands of plaintiffs are represented
in one large-scale lawsuit, and any winnings earned are split between
them. Regardless of the option you need to use, the Columbus personal
injury attorneys at Rourke and Blumenthal can help you.
If any of the following defects have caused you to suffer an injury, you should
contact us immediately:
- Airbags failing to deploy
- Airbags deploying without warning
- Restrictive or broken seatbelts
- Tire blowouts
- Improper restraint systems on child seats
- Top-heavy vehicles causing rollovers
free case evaluations to all inquiring parties. Call 614.321.3212 today.