Product liability for automobiles

Product liability for automobiles

| Oct 2, 2016 | Products Liability |

Vehicles must always be safe to prevent any unfortunate incidents. Car manufacturers try to make sure that the vehicles they produce are free of all internal faults. But in some cases, it is impossible to know about certain flaws in the vehicle before it is shipped to the consumer. The car manufacturer could face serious product liability lawsuits if the vehicle or one of its parts malfunctions.

The federal government has set minimum standards for all vehicles. If they do not meet these standards, and this results in injuries, the consumer can file a product liability lawsuit. All internal parts that play a part in the safe operation of the vehicle must perform to the established standards. In case these parts are defective, the manufacturer might have to opt for a vehicle recall. Once the vehicle has been recalled, the law gives manufacturers three options. They can repair the vehicle, replace it for a new one or refund the entire price of the vehicle. In most cases, the manufacturer chooses to repair or replace the vehicle to satisfy their customer.

People who are injured as a result of defective vehicles or parts have the right to file a complaint. The manufacturer will have to recall your vehicle and repair it free of cost. You might also receive compensation for your injuries. Your attorney will not have to prove negligence in this case, as long as your injuries are a result of the vehicle, you are entitled to compensation.

It is advisable to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney before you file a product liability lawsuit. There are several things you must consider before filing, and your attorney will assist you in the process.