Manufacturers and producers of consumer products have a legal obligation to ensure each product that is placed on the market is both safe and effective to use. When a product is defectively designed or causes unnecessary risks or injuries, consumers affected by these hazards may be entitled to file claims against the companies and recover damages for their damages.
If you have been injured by a defective product, contact Attorney Group for Alabama today to learn whether you have a valid product liability claim. We provide free consultations to those who feel that they are entitled to seek compensation for their injuries.
2014 Acura Recall May Result in Product Liability Claims
On December 26, 2013, a recall was issued for Honda’s Acura MDX sport utility vehicle (SUV). Produced at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, the 2014 Acura recall involves vehicles that may have defects and may pose a risk of serious injury or death. According to the automaker, the 2014 Acura recall was issued after it became apparent that the bolts attached to the drive shaft of the transmission may become loose, thus increasing the risk of a collision. The 2014 Acura recall includes MDXs manufactured between May 6, 2013 and October 14, 2013 and involves over 19,000 vehicles.
The 2014 Acura recall is not the only vehicular recall recently announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Chrysler has issued a recall for Chrysler 300, Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Chargers from 2013, and Toyota is pulling almost 3,800 Tacoma trucks from both the 2013 and 2014 lines. Additionally, Volkswagen announced a recall of over 62,000 Tiguan cars between 2009 and 2011, whiel BMW is pulling over 76,000 vehicles of various model years and styles.
Those who have purchased a recalled vehicle or who have sustained injuries while using another product, recalled or not, may be eligible to take legal action. In the case of the 2014 Acura recall, for instance, consumers may wish to hold the manufacturer liable if there is evidence that the manufacturer acted out of negligence in releasing a product that was not safe for consumers.
Whether you have been injured due to a faulty vehicle, ladder, tires, cribs, medications, gas cans or other product, it is advisable to seek legal counsel to determine whether you have recourse against the manufacturer or others. Attorneys affiliated with Attorney Group for Alabama can work to help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled should we feel that you have a valid claim.
Injured parties may be entitled to recover damages including emotional anguish, pain and suffering, lost wages and both present and future medical costs. However, while no amount of compensation can be enough compensation for the loss of a loved one or for a debilitating injury, holding manufacturers accountable for serious injuries or consequences can help to protect future consumers from a hazardous and potentially deadly risk.
Contact Attorney Group for Alabama Today
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you may be entitled to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer and seek compensation for your injuries. If you have been affected by a defective product, including the 2014 Acura recall, contact Attorney Group for Alabama today. We will review your case at no cost or obligation to you, and help you decide whether you have a claim. You may be entitled to recover damages for lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses and pain and suffering.