Recalled Vehicle Car Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Distinguished as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Battle to Obtain Unsurpassed Results for Victims Seriously Injured in Car Crashes Caused by Recalled Vehicles in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act required automobile manufacturers to establish safety standards to protect the public from unreasonable risk of crashes taking place because of faulty design, construction, or operation of their vehicles. Since the act was passed in 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled roughly 300 million vehicles for various defects. Car recalls can be issued by the NHTSA or the manufacturer. Vehicles are typically recalled for failure to comply with the minimum Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards or when a specific component is somehow defective. Manufacturers are required by law to send a notice in the mail to inform purchasers that their car may contain a potentially dangerous malfunction and instructions regarding bringing it to the dealership for a free inspection and repair.
Regrettably, manufacturers often wait until numerous motorists have already been severely injured by a known defect before issuing a recall. Some recalled owners, such as used car buyers, may be unaware of the recall, while others choose to ignore it. In other instances, manufacturers provide ambiguous repair instructions in their notices. Consequently, hundreds of thousands of recalled vehicles that have not been repaired are driven every day. Recalled vehicles can cause devastating accidents that result in injuries among drivers, passengers, other motorists, and nearby pedestrians alike. Accidents caused by faulty recalled components can create victims on both sides of the collision. To begin with, defective auto systems can injure drivers by causing them to smash into other cars. For instance, defective tires may cause a driver to veer into oncoming traffic, resulting in a head-on collision. Additionally, faulty components, such as airbags, could drastically worsen the consequences of an accident. A wide variety of injuries can result from accidents involving recalled vehicles, such as fractured and broken bones, various neck and back injuries, permanent disfigurement, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
If you, or a loved one, were involved in a car accident caused by a defective component or system that was the subject of a recall, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York to handle your claim. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his best of the best team of recalled vehicle car accident attorneys are committed to safeguarding the legal rights of victims. Many of these collisions resulting injuries could have easily been avoided if only manufacturers informed drivers. Victims may be entitled to file product liability lawsuits against the auto manufacturer, faulty component manufacturer, and car dealer. Additionally, if another driver caused the collision due to not obtaining a recall, he or she may also be held liable through a personal injury lawsuit.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team has a long track record of obtaining justice for victims of devastating recalled vehicle car accidents. After a car crash, your number one priority should be recovering. Our compassionate team is here to help with everything else. Pursuing a claim against the responsible party may be the only way to begin to recover and get back on your feet. Our highly experienced attorneys will act aggressively and appropriately to develop the most effective legal strategies to prove liability, increase your chances of obtaining the maximum compensation, and ensure that justice prevails. We will not allow negligent and irresponsible manufacturers to get away with ruining your life. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will treat you with respect and compassion and help you get through this difficult time. Call us today at 716-839-3939.Common Reasons For Car Recalls
Some recalls are harmless and unrelated to the vehicle’s operational reliability or the safety of its occupants, such as a heater and air conditioner defects. Before the NHTSA initiates a recall, the agency analyzes data to determine the number of failures, injuries, or deaths connected to a specific component or system on that particular make, model, and year. Some recalls are based on critical safety problems that could result in accidents if not properly repaired or replaced. Some examples of recent recalls involving dangerous parts include:
- Defective ignition switches;
- Gas pedals that stick to the floor;
- Tire or tread defects;
- Faulty wiring systems that cause fires;
- Flawed fuel systems;
- Weaknesses in the vehicle’s body or frame;
- Airbags that unexpectedly deploy during normal driving conditions;
- Broken airbags that fail to deploy in accidents;
- Tie rods that are attached too loosely to steering racks;
- Seat or seatbelt malfunctions;
- Problems with components in the steering system; and
- Faulty brake lights.
If you receive a recall notification from the manufacturer, it is extremely important to bring your vehicle to the dealership as soon as possible.
WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY A RECALLED VEHICLE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
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Under New York State law, cars are required to be manufactured reasonably safe for driving. Consumers reasonably expect their vehicles to operate properly and drive safely. When auto manufacturers suspect dangerous defects that could potentially cause a safety problem, they have a legal obligation to notify consumers. Recalls can be incredibly costly for manufacturers because they have to pay for the repairs or replacements. Unfortunately, sometimes to avoid recalls, manufacturers choose not to report or even conceal critical safety issues. Manufacturers that neglect consumer safety interests in pursuit of higher profit margins show a reckless disregard for human life. Innocent and unsuspecting consumers can suffer permanent and life-changing injuries or worse when car companies ignore vital safety concerns for economic reasons.
Victims of car accidents caused by faulty components, regardless of whether a recall was issued or not, can hold the vehicle and part manufacturers liable through product liability lawsuits. To establish product liability, we must show that your car or its parts were defective and generated an unreasonable risk. Victims of car accidents that were seriously injured because of a defect that they were unaware of may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation for all of their past and future medical costs, rehabilitation, lost wages, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, and any other unforeseen damages. Additionally, if the manufacturer consciously chose to ignore the defective condition that caused the accident, the victim may be entitled to seek punitive damages.
Sometimes, owners are unaware that their vehicles were recalled because they do not receive proper notification from the manufacturer. The NHTSA has an extensive database to determine whether a specific vehicle must be repaired as part of a recall. Owners can download the NHTSA’s free SaferCar app or enter their car’s 17-character VIN online to find safety recalls. Even if you ignored a recall notice, you might still be entitled to recover damages for defective vehicle-related injuries. The legal doctrine of comparative negligence allows victims to receive compensation for their damages but decreases it by the percentage that they were at fault.
Jed Dietrich, Esq., an acclaimed member of the Premier Lawyers of America, founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Throughout the years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has seen the shattering impact that recalled vehicle car accidents could have on a victim’s life, ranging from total paralysis to traumatic brain injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers appreciate the severe emotional trauma and impediments that these injuries can cause. Our veteran team is here to assist you in rebuilding everything that you have lost by asserting your legal rights to seek compensation. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. Distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America and honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your injuries and resulting damages. We would be honored to speak with you about your recalled vehicle car accident case. Our highly experienced team is available for your free consultation 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. Contact us today so that we can help you!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!