Recalls have featured heavily in the news lately. Whether the recall was for faulty brakes, sticky accelerators, or some other safety hazard, the reason it was issued was to notify owners of the vehicle that their vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately.
When a recall is issued, the purpose of it is for people to take notice and, as a result, to take action. Failure to respond to a recall may place an individual’s life in danger. As such, individuals who receive recalls through the mail, television, or Internet should act on the recalls immediately.
In most cases, recalls address issues such as:
Auto parts that wear out too fast
Faults in safety features
Since these problems can either put a driver in danger or severely inhibit his or her ability to safely drive his or her automobile, auto manufacturers are usually quick to pick up on problems and issue recalls to prevent bad publicity and injuries to their consumers. Unfortunately, recalls typically are not issued until an individual suffers an injury in an accident. These individuals who are in the accidents that spawn recalls may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries.
Before pursuing legal action to seek financial compensation, victims of faulty automobiles should first consult with an experienced auto defects lawyer to learn more about their legal rights and responsibilities. It is important to note that hiring a lawyer does not guarantee a victory, but it may increase an individual’s likelihood of winning his or her case.