Defective Products in Car Accidents
A defect is a potentially dangerous problem area in an automobile due to manufacturer’s error or cost cutting. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for investigating possible automotive design and manufacturing defects. Once the NHTSA receives a complaint, it will investigate it and determine whether there is a defect in a certain automobile model. If the manufacturer is found by the NHTSA to be responsible for a harmful defect, a recall is issued. The defect must be eliminated from future models. Additionally, the manufacturer must issue warnings to owners of older models containing the defect.
Unfortunately, this is a time-consuming process. Defect-related accidents occur before a recall can be placed on the product involved. Should such an accident happen to you or a loved one, it is important to seek legal representation. For more information on vehicle defects, contact our office today.