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Faulty Brake Recall For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vehicles
Faulty Brake Recall For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vehicles
October 20, 2018 | | Product Liability Attorney

When you start your day, we know you are not thinking about what the chances are that you will get hurt. You usually go about your normal routine.

But what happens if you are driving down the road in your vehicle and the brakes are not working the way they should?

A new General Motors recall shows us that this is a real possibility.

Over the last few years, we have seen too many cases of faulty vehicle parts causing major accidents. Do you know what to do if you encounter a faulty product that causes you or your loved ones harm? If you need a San Diego product liability attorney, you can turn to Edward “Skip” Babbitt for help. He has years of experience in this area of law and will work to get you’re the compensation you deserve.

The Dangers

GM has just recalled more than 210,000 SUVs and pickup trucks. They say that a faulty component could reduce the effectiveness of the rear brakes and increase the likelihood of a crash. The faulty part may cause bubbles to form in the brake fluid, reducing their ability to stop quickly.

Here is the interesting thing – GM was informed about the problem by ANOTHER part supplier, who says that the problem also affected four other vehicle manufacturers.

One thing we do not think about is just how many companies supply parts to the vehicles we drive. All it takes is one of those parts malfunctioning for something to go terribly wrong.

Other Causes

  • Poor Design – Products that have a poor original design can be a danger to consumers.
  • Manufacturing Issues – Anything that happens during manufacturing that alters a product from its original design can make a product dangerous.
  • Labeling Issues – Manufacturers are responsible for alerting consumers on the label of any hazards associated with their product (burn warnings, small part hazards, etc.). This includes including side effects for medications as well as letting people know the proper dosage.
  • Take a look at a few more current recalls and see what could be affecting you:

    • Chocolate dietary supplement recalled due to having undeclared milk and soy allergen.
    • Ibuprofen oral suspension recalled because the dosage cup was incorrectly marked.
    • Child safety seat recalled due to faulty strap anchor.

    What You Can Do Now

    If you or a loved one have been injured by a faulty product, you need to seek legal assistance. Product liability cases are not easy to win because the other side will have an entire legal team ready to take you on. Their one goal is to minimize their liability and the amount they have to pay out in a settlement.

    Edward “Skip” Babbitt is ready to take them on. If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, he will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.

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