The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the authority to issue federal safety standards and require manufacturers to recall defective vehicles that don’t make the grade. Most often, manufacturers voluntarily recall and replace their defective motor vehicles and auto parts, and provide compensation or repair service to correct the issue. In addition, they are mandated to notify the NHTSA. According to the agency, since 1995 there have been 11,065 recalls affecting 437 million vehicles, 37 million child safety seats recalled, and 33 million tires recalled.
When companies manufacture, distribute and sell defective motor vehicles or auto parts that don’t meet safety standards, it can mean more than just fraud. It can create a dangerous scenario where you are behind the wheel of a 4,000-pound time bomb. Scenarios such as seatbelt failure, gas tank explosions, and rollovers, as well as defective tires, airbags, and door latches, can cause dreadful injuries and often death. These accidents can injure the passengers of the defective cars, pedestrians, and other motor vehicle passengers.
If you have been hurt due to a defective motor vehicle or auto part, or if you lost a family member to this kind of tragedy, you have a right to be compensated for your medical and financial damages, as well as for your psychological trauma. The attorneys at Lemberg Law have the experience to take unscrupulous manufacturers to task. Our attorneys are devoted to obtaining justice for you, and ensuring that these defective, unsafe vehicles are removed from the road.
If you’ve been affected by a motor vehicle defect, call Lemberg Law at 475-277-2200 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’re standing by to take your call.