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Investigation Launched into Driver’s Side Door Fires

By Law Offices of McGee, Lerer & Associates  Feb. 21, 2012 10:10a

Investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are looking into reports of fires that originated in the driver’s side door of several vehicle models. Federal safety investigators have begun going over data relating to door fires in Chevrolet Trailblazers for model year 2006 – 2007 as well as a couple Toyota models of the same year. Fires were reported as having occurred in 2007 Toyota Camry cars and the RAV-4 SUVs. No injuries or accidents were reported in connection with the fires but there was an instance of a fire starting while a Trailblazer was being driven. Preliminary investigation shows that the fires in the doors of both Chevy and Toyota vehicles seemed to start at the power window master switch located on the driver’s side. Safety investigators were alerted to the problem after receiving 12 consumer complaints. Field reports from the manufacturer of the Trailblazer, General Motors (GM), also mentioned issues with that same switch. Have you received an injury due to a defective product? A Santa Monica personal injury lawyer may be able to help.

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Product liability laws exist to protect consumers from harmful products or dangerous drugs. When a manufacturer is negligent in ensuring the safety of their product or some aspect connected to it, serious injuries can result. That is when it is time to get the help of a skilled product liability lawyer. An attorney with McGee, Lerer & Associates has the experience and proven track record clients rely on when it comes to filing a claim or pursuing compensation for injuries related to a faulty product. We have obtained large settlements from a variety of companies that were found liable in an injury case. We handle cases involving malfunctioning equipment, faulty machinery, dangerous drugs and more. Manufacturers are responsible for designing and producing a product that is safe when employed according to clear instructions for use. Any warnings about its use, such as side effects in the case of a prescription drug, must be clearly stated. With over 35 years of combined experience in the area of personal injury law and obtaining excellent results, our clients know that we can be trusted to be on their side fighting for them.

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