San Diego Auto Defect Attorneys
Automobile Defects Are Hard To Pinpoint, And You Might Not Realize There Is A Problem Until It Is Too Late.
When you buy a car, you expect to be able to depend on its safety and viability to get you from Point A to Point B and through life. However, when there is something wrong with its design or manufacture, that defect can cause serious problems for you and for those around you. These sorts of problems are hard to pinpoint, and you might not realize that there is a problem until it's too late.
By federal law, automobiles must meet certain basic, minimum safety standards. In addition, automobile manufacturers are required to take reasonable precautions in the design and manufacture of their vehicles. However, big manufacturing car companies like Toyota or Ford sometimes fail to correctly check their cars for maximum safety. As a result, you end up stuck with a "lemon."
Common Forms of Car DefectsSeatbelt injuries
Air bag defects
Child car seat defects
Who Oversees Automobile Defects?
The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the authority to require manufactures to recall vehicles with safety-related defects or that do not meet safety standards.
That means that the defect (1) poses a risk to motor vehicle safety and (2) may exist in a group of vehicles of the same design or manufacture.
What if My Car has a Safety Defect?
It is unsafe to drive and the dealer has an obligation to attempt to fix it. If your car is still under the manufacturer's warranty, there is no charge. If it is no longer under the warranty, you may have to pay out of pocket for the fix and submit the bill to the reimbursement once the recall has been issued.
You can also file a safety complaint to The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) by clicking on this website.
How Do Defects Happen?
From the moment a car is designed, it has the potential of being subjected to errors that may make it unreliable. Design problems, manufacturing errors, inspection negligence, and repair mistakes may cause a vehicle to become unsafe.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because of a flaw in your car, you need a specialist to examine the vehicle and check for problems. The San Diego product defect attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group will conduct design tests and file a claim against the automaker to get you the money you need for your damages and for a safe, new vehicle. Call us at 888-233-5020 to set up a free consultation.
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