In the wake of the tragic accident that took the promising young life of Anton Yelchin, the importance of monitoring and acting on recalls becomes even more apparent. Yelchin’s Jeep was part of a recall involving e-shifters that can pop into gear or neutral when the engine is left running. A design flaw indeed, this single issue has been identified as a factor in 212 accidents and 41 injuries. However, Mr. Yelchin’s death was the first that has been linked to this problem.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration maintains a list of recalled vehicles. Updated daily, the NHTSA Defects & Recalls page serves as an incredibly useful resource and, for many people, the only source of information about their recalled vehicles. Auto manufacturers may only send notifications to the address listed at the time of purchase. If you are a vehicle’s second owner or if you have moved, you may never know that your vehicle poses a threat to your safety.
No matter if you have received a recall notification, vehicle defects and design flaws that cause injury may provide cause to file suit. When a defect becomes a danger, victims of injury have a right to hold the manufacturer accountable and seek compensation well in excess of the paltry offerings of insurance companies. Bakersfield product liability attorney Mickey Fine welcomes an opportunity to meet with you free of charge and discuss your case, and to help you determine the best course to get the compensation you deserve.
To schedule your free consultation, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine online or by calling (661) 333-3333 today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Manhattan Beach and Bakersfield to better serve men and women living throughout California.