The Importance of Automotive Recalls

technician using a laptop to diagnose the vehicle's computer system | the importance of automotive recallsConsumers rely on inspected items made available for purchase, to be safe to buy and use immediately. When these products malfunction it can be a very hazardous event. The most common types of malfunctions occur in automotive vehicles. When a manufacturer of these vehicles discovers the malfunctioning products they issue a recall. This is to replace all the bad products with working products, and it  helps keep the consumer safe as well as keep the company from facing a lawsuit.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017 there were 813 new automotive safety recalls, affecting more than 30 million vehicles in American alone. Of those vehicles a recall was issued for, roughly one quarter did not get repaired. The problem is it can be very difficult to find vehicle owners after a car has been sold to a different person. 

That is why the NHTSA has a tool available on their website that enables visitors to enter in the 17-digit ‘Vehicle Identification Number’ or VIN in order to check if there are any recalls affecting their vehicles they aren’t aware of. It’s relatively easy to find your VIN if you know where to look, and they are often located on the inside of the driver door post. 

Find your VIN today and check for recalls, you could save yourself and your family from a potentially tragic car accident. 

How Can I Avoid a Serious Injury Caused by a Defective Auto Part?

Over six million car accidents occur in the United States every year. By properly maintaining your vehicle you can help ensure that your car is as safe as possible. You should also regularly get tune ups to your vehicle, so that your car will perform to the best of its ability, if you are ever in an accident.

Have you been injured in a car accident and suffered serious injuries because your cars safety devices didn’t deploy? It is time to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Contacting an attorney can help you recover compensation you can use to pay  medical bills that you have incurred.

If I Was Injured in a Car Accident, Where do I Turn?

If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered serious injuries because of a product malfunction, it is time to contact a personal injury attorney who can get you financial compensation for your injuries. When you are injured by a defective product, it is important to hold the individuals who made the product responsible. 

When a company makes a product that malfunctions a lawyer will help prove negligence on the company’s behalf. Proving this negligent behavior can help ensure that no one else is hurt by the product, or that a similar mistake is made.

Motor vehicles are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There were 33,654 fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in 2018, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System Encyclopedia, and over 18,000 of those fatalities were drivers. This was more than motorcycle fatalities at just under 5,000. 

Fatal crashes occur more in some states than in others, but in 2018 there were 582 fatalities in Colorado alone.Car accidents can be a very scary and intense experience, you need dedicated and experienced legal representation.

Contact Our Fort Collins Personal Injury Law Firm Today

Fowler Injury LawThe Fowler Law Firm specializes in handling insurance denial, dispute, and bad faith cases in Fort Collins and throughout the State of Colorado. We have extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies, which we will use to your advantage by pursuing a fair settlement for your injuries and losses. Contact us today at (970) 232-3322 or by filling out the contact form on this site to find out how we can help with your insurance claim or lawsuit.


The Fowler Law Firm, LLC

Timms Fowler
Tel: 970.232.3322
The Fowler Law Firm, LLC
155 East Boardwalk Drive, Suite 300
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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