Recalled Car Accidents

Defective motor vehicles endanger the lives of operators, passengers and others on the roads. When someone is injured by a defective motor vehicle, they may be able to file a claim for damages.

Millions of cars are recalled each year following reports of potential hazards, accidents, injuries and wrongful deaths. Car makers have a responsibility to warn drivers of potential defects, but have failed to do so in recent years. In 2010, Toyota was fined a record $16 million by the U.S. government after an investigation revealed the Japanese automaker knew about sticking gas pedals for months before issuing a recall. Toyota automobile defects have been linked to dozens of wrongful deaths.


The Boston car accident lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck have handled many motor vehicle accidents involving recalled and defective cars. We have the skills, experience and resources to help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Defective motor vehicles and parts are defective by design, manufacturing error and failure to warn the consumer about possible harm. Possible defective parts include brakes, gas tanks, sticking gas pedals, tires, ignition interlocks and valve springs.

Liable parties may include auto manufacturers, distributors and vendors as well as any other parties in the "supply chain" who have a responsibility to ensure the safety of all products before distribution.

If you have been injured in a Massachusetts car accident, it may not be immediately clear it was caused by an automobile defect in your vehicle or that operated by another driver. But whenever you are seriously injured as the result of a negligent driver, you should contact an experienced Boston car accident attorney. A proven lawyer can help you address the immediate concerns of paying for medical care and obtaining compensation for lost wages. 

Our attorneys have developed relationships with leading experts in the product liability field and have over 85 years combined experience handling cases involving defective products, personal injury and motor vehicle accidents. We have experience handling car accident cases throughout Massachusetts, including in Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Braintree and Brookline.

All accidents in Massachusetts are governed by a Statute of Limitations restricting how long you have to file a claim. It is critical you contact an attorney today. For a free legal consultation, call us at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.