What Legal Action Can Be Taken Regarding Defective Car Parts or Design?

by | October 23rd, 2013

October 23, 2013

Each year, defective vehicle parts or designs cause a percentage of car accidents. The New York Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain that when such an accident results in a death or injury, several actions may be taken in order to correct the problem and prevent incidents in the future.

Government agencies and the manufacturers of vehicles and their defective parts may launch voluntary recalls of defective products. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Hyundai announced a recall yesterday on defective braking systems that some vehicles may be equipped with. According to an article from The New York Times, there were 23 reports of vehicles struggling to brake properly. In some cases, braking failures resulted in accidents.

Investigators determined the problem was caused by corrosion in the braking systems brought on by brake fluid.

Those who are involved in crashes due to a defective car part or design may also have legal rights to compensation for damages and losses sustained in accidents. William Mattar and his team of New York Personal Injury Lawyers say the process of filing and proving these claims can be quite complex. That’s why the firm suggests anyone considering filing an injury claim discuss his or her legal options with an attorney first.