Auto recalls are extremely common today and are issued by manufacturers very frequently. While some auto recalls are issued for relatively minor issues, some recalls are for far more serious defects. Even when manufacturers recall their automobiles, many car owners ignore these recalls or wait too long to do anything about them. When a driver operates a vehicle without addressing a recall, the driver could be putting himself or herself – along with passengers and other drivers – at serious risk.
In many cases, checking on an auto recall is simple, and the fix can be made very quickly. Also, in many circumstances, auto recalls are addressed by car dealerships free of charge. When auto recalls are not addressed promptly, serious accidents and injuries could result. In some instances, you might be able to assert a claim against the auto manufacturer and/or the manufacturer of the defective part, in the event of an accident.
A Chicago car accident lawyer at Malman Law could help you investigate your claim and may be able to assert a personal injury claim on your behalf. Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you pursue monetary compensation for your injuries.
Types of Auto Recalls
Recalls can be issued for a variety of different defects on motor vehicles, including car seats (or child safety seats), tires, steering mechanisms, airbags, braking systems, and other vehicle parts. If a recall has been issued on your vehicle, you should try to get the defect corrected as soon as possible.
Auto recalls can lead to serious motor vehicle collisions – especially when they are not addressed promptly. Some of the most common types of accidents that involved recalled vehicles include the following:
- Motor vehicle fires
- Vehicle rollover accidents
- Vehicle roof collapses
- Loss of control over the vehicle
- Failure of a vehicle door latch
- Flying debris after airbag deployment
If you have been involved in one of these accidents, an investigation will likely need to be completed in order to determine the cause of the accident. In some instances, the injured accident victim might be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the car manufacturer, while at other times, he or she could file a claim against the defective part manufacturer, such as the tire manufacturer or seat manufacturer, depending upon the circumstances.
Call a Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been injured in a car accident that involved a recalled vehicle, let the experienced legal team at Malman Law review your circumstances, and determine if you have a valid claim. We could first try to pursue a settlement on your behalf, and if a reasonable settlement is not forthcoming, we can work to litigate your case in the Illinois court system to a favorable resolution. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago car accident lawyer, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more.