More than sixty million automobiles were recalled in the United States in 2014 – a record year for recalls. This year, the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is saying that the nation’s heightened focus on automotive safety defects may mean that the number of recalls in 2015 will surpass last year’s record. NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind recently told reporters that the top priorities regarding auto and auto parts recalls are:
- improving the way the NHTSA tracks potential defects
- improving the way automakers recall vehicles
- ensuring that recalled vehicles and parts actually get repaired or replaced
If you’re injured in an automobile accident in the Pasadena or Los Angeles area, speak at once to an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer. If a negligent driver is responsible for your injuries, that driver can be held accountable. However, if you were injured because a vehicle or vehicle part was defective and failed to function properly, the vehicle or part manufacturer may be liable. Those who manufacture and sell automotive products have a duty to ensure that their products are safe and will not cause harm. If you are – or become in the future – an auto accident injury victim in the greater Los Angeles area, discuss your case at once with an experienced Pasadena product liability lawyer.
“We’ll probably see an increase in recalls” again in 2015, Rosekind said in January. That means that the head of the NHTSA believes that additional thousands of defective vehicles and vehicle parts are still on the streets and highways and are still posing a threat to our families and communities. If you’re injured in any traffic accident in Los Angeles County, seek medical treatment at once. Don’t speak or settle with an insurance company before discussing your case with an attorney, and speak as quickly as possible with an experienced Pasadena product liability lawyer after receiving medical attention.