For many people, recalls are something they may hear about only a couple of times by chance, on the news or shared on Facebook. But the defective or at-risk products people inadvertently come across may not actually be recalls that are relevant to them. However, it is good habit to make a point of checking online for recalls at least a couple of times yearly in order to ensure you have not missed anything pertinent and possibly detrimental to you or your loved ones.
When it comes to automobiles, missing a recall could be particularly dangerous. These forms of recalls are issued when the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration or the vehicle’s manufacturer decides a vehicle, its equipment, a tire or car seat is so dangerous it cannot even meet a minimum in safety standards. Once something is recalled, notification to owners is required and manufacturers are required to fix the defect at no cost to the owner.
With so many dangers already on the road, it pays to stay on top of possible recalls. If you have done so, there is little else you can do in terms of protecting yourself while traveling any distance. However, if you are issued no notice of a recall or have address any defective part you were notified of, you still may experience mechanical failure. We cannot assume that every mechanical defect has made the list. In cases such as that, you could be put in real danger and suffer serious consequences.
If you have been injured in a car accident and you find out that it was due in part to a mechanical issue in your vehicle, you may have grounds for substantial remuneration. By reaching out to a car accident attorney in Ohio, especially one with knowledge on product liability, you will be able to gain a better idea of what you may stand to gain.