Recalled Car Accidents
Defective motor vehicles endanger the lives of operators, passengers and others on the roads in Massachusetts. They are a silent but very serious danger. Unless there is a motor vehicle recall or a crash, most drivers have no way of knowing they are operating a defective vehicle.
Driver error is the leading cause of car accidents. This is our experience as Boston car accident attorneys. But accidents do happen as a result of defective design, manufacturing error, or a failure to warn the consumer about possible harm. The auto manufacturer may be held liable for any injuries you suffer as a result of the defect. So may other distributers and vendors involved in the “supply chain.” This means if you have been injured by a recalled motor vehicle, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation.
Immediate investigation is required to preserve evidence, in all cases involving motor vehicle accidents and defective products. Our car accident lawyers serve clients in Boston and Massachusetts. For a free legal consultation, contact our attorneys today at 800-379-1244 or use our contact form.
Our lawyers are known for their experience handling auto accident claims, including those which involve defective parts. But we are also known for our experience handling other claims involving other defective products – known as product liability claims. Over the past few years, we have brought claims against negligent parties after accidents involving exercise equipment and fire pit burns. Read about these cases.
Auto Manufacturers in the News
Takata airbag recall. The NHTSA has called this the largest safety recall in U.S. history. As of July 2017, Takata airbags have been linked to 17 deaths, including 12 deaths in the U.S., according to the New York Times.
This recall will ultimately touch more than 42 million vehicles in the U.S., if all repairs are made, according to a July 2017 article from Consumer Reports. Takata has said most airbags were installed in vehicles from model years 2002 and 2015.
Toyota and General Motors. Takata is just one major recall. Toyota and General Motors have been fined by the U.S. government for failing to issue recalls even after they became aware of safety defects which resulted in deaths. Toyota had sticking gas pedals; General Motors’ cars had faulty ignition switches. Attorney David W. White, who has represented plaintiffs in product liability and car accident claims in the Boston area, has discussed the General Motors recall in the local media. Read some of the insights he shared in this interview with Fox 25 TV in Boston.
Contact Our Boston Car Accident Lawyers – Free Legal Consultation
If you have been injured in a Massachusetts car accident, the cause may not be immediately clear. Any time you are in an car crash and do not believe you were responsible, you should contact an experienced Boston car accident attorney. You can also search online to see if your vehicle may have been subject to an auto recall. There are many cases when vehicles have been recalled, but consumers are not made aware.
After an accident, our Boston car accident attorneys can explain your rights for obtaining compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. There are several potential sources for compensation, including through your own auto insurance policy. Our lawyers can explain your insurance policy and what it provides. We work on a contingent basis, so we do not collect any payment unless we are successful.
For a free legal consultation, call 800-379-1244 or use our contact form. Our office is located in Government Center in Boston, along the MBTA’s red and green line service and convenient to Cambridge, Quincy, Brookline and other areas.