Rhode Island Car Accident lawyer Best Practices: Volkswagen Recalls more than 56K Cars

April 3rd, 2019

According to ABC News, Volkswagen is recalling over 56,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because of the rear coil springs. These coil springs can break without warning, causing the driver to lose control of their vehicles – inevitability resulting in a potential motor vehicle accident.

The recall covers certain 2015 through 2015 Golf hatchbacks, the 2017 through 2019 Golf Sportswagen, the 2019 Jetta sedan and the 2018 and 2019 Tiguan SUV. The National Highway Safety Administration states that a broken spring can damage a tire or become a road hazard.

Hyundai has also found a new problem that could cause their car engines to fail or catch fire, issuing a recall that have affected more than 6 million vehicles during the past 3 ½ years. According to USA Today, Hyundai is recalling about 20,000 Veloster cars in the United States and Canada because the fuel can prematurely ignite in the cylinders around the pistons – causing excessive pressure and damage to the engine, causing vehicles to stall or even catch fire.

Vehicle Recalls and Product Liability

As a personal injury attorney, I like to keep myself updated on all the possible vehicle recalls. If a person comes in to set up a case for a car accident, The Bottaro Law Firm could also set up a manufacturer negligence claim as well if this accident occurred before the recall was taken into action.

Car companies are supposed to test their car parts for safety and functionality before shipping them out to retailers, but sometimes manufacturers might skip a few steps or forget to take a look at a certain part. In result – products will become unsafe and could lead to multiple types of personal injuries.

Product liability claims could be classified into three types of allegations:

  1. Negligence: Claims that the product’s manufacturer or seller was negligent in designing, producing, or selling the product, and thus caused it to be defective or dangerous.
  2. Breach of warranty: The product’s manufacturer or seller fails to uphold the promises made by the product’s warranty
  3. Strict liability: When appropriate, a plaintiff can recover compensation for an injury without having to prove negligence or breach of warranty. The plaintiff must still prove the product to be dangerous or defective.

In the past, I have settled an auto product liability case that involved an airbag deployment which resulted in loss of vision in one eye and facial fractures. If you have gotten into a car accident because of a malfunctioning auto part or have been injured from a malfunctioned product, call or text us any time to file a claim.

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