As Virginia (VA) product injury lawyers we know that a recalled vehicle is a problem that could impact you or someone you know. If a driver ignores the notice, the consequences could be fatal. But a bigger problem is that many people have no idea that their car is under a recall. The good news is that there is a free website that can help you determine if you're driving a vehicle with an open recall. Also there is an app that will alert you about future recalls you can download to your smart phone. (See below)
The Takata airbag recall is an example of just how deadly a vehicle recall can be. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Takata will be recalling almost 34 million airbags. The company has also finally admitted that these airbags are defective – after the deaths of a half dozen people and injuries to hundreds of others. It has taken more than a year for Takata to reach this agreement with the U.S. government. Takata’s recall will be the largest recall in U.S. history.
Thousands of people are hurt by faulty products every year. If you have ever been injured by a product that has been recalled, you should talk to a personal injury attorney to see what your rights are. Large corporations have strong teams of lawyers and insurance companies that are dedicated to paying out as little as possible to people who have been injured by the product.