Mesa Law Firm Articles Defective Automotive Products in Product Liability Claims

Defective Automotive Products in Product Liability Claims

By Mesa Law Firm  Jan. 18, 2013 11:49a

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines a defective automotive part as anything which poses a risk to motor vehicle safety. As millions of traffic accidents occur on the roads and highways of the nation every year, some of these are caused or made worse by such defective parts. The NHTSA has been responsible for the recall of millions of vehicles, tires, brakes, seatbelts, and other auto parts which were found to pose safety risks for consumers. When it comes to accidents caused by these vehicles or their parts, manufacturers may be held accountable under strict liability laws.

Examples of vehicles and vehicle parts which have been recalled include certain models of the Ford Escape and Fusion models with 1.6L engines in 2012, which may have coolant system leaks which can cause engine overheating; certain models of Mercedes Benz manufactured in 2011 which may have fuel filter defects which could result in potential fires; and specific models of Jaguar Land Rovers manufactured in June 2012 which may have rear brake caliper defects which could lead to brake failure. is a website provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation which publishes monthly reports about recalled vehicles and vehicle equipment for the benefit of the public.

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Any consumer product which results in harm to those who use it as directed may become the subject of a product liability claim or lawsuit. From vehicles to children's toys to food, cosmetics, and appliances, consumers are protected from unreasonable injury by strict liability laws. If you or a family member has been hurt due to a defective product, you should consult with a qualified attorney about the matter. Injury claims of this nature can be complicated and require the knowledge, skill, and commitment of a legal professional.

The Mesa Law Firm, serving clients throughout the greater Miami-Dade area, has the qualifications, experience, and dedication to help you in even the most complex personal injury cases; the firm's founding attorney has achieved a 10 out of 10 Superb rating by Avvo and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Contact the firm for a free case consultation to learn exactly how the legal team can assist you.

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