Motor vehicle recalls have been in the news a significant number of times recently. When a defective motor vehicle has caused harm to victims, it may be the result of defective air bags, defective seat belts, poor crashworthiness, poor rollover strength design or the result of some other auto defect. It is possible that the manufacturer of the defective vehicle or auto part may be liable to compensate the victim harmed by the defect for the victim’s damages.
Other parties in addition to the manufacturer, such as the wholesaler, distributor, party assembling the product and the retailer, may also be liable for the harm suffered by victims under prevailing products liability law. Products liability law is designed to protect victims who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product. Products liability cases can be legally complex and may, for example, require the use of experts, which is why it is important to ensure a thorough understanding of the processes and protections available in products liability cases.
Victims of a defective or dangerous product, such as defective motor vehicles, may suffer a variety of damages depending on the injuries and harm suffered. They may face medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Victims who have lost a loved one due to a dangerous or defective product may also suffer similar damages and additional damages as well. Fortunately, products liability legal protections are in place to help victims and their families recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.
When injured by a dangerous or defective product, it is important for victims to be familiar with the legal rights and resources available to them including those available under products liability laws. It can be essential for victims who have been badly harmed to understand how to summon these resources.