October 28th, 2015|
In recent weeks and months, millions of American motor vehicles have been recalled because of faulty parts. Our defective product lawyers at Ponce Law would like to help you get you up to speed on the latest in each of these cases.
Takata Airbag Recall Expansion
In June, Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata Corporation, initiated the recall of roughly 19 million vehicles due to a problem with the inflation system of driver and passenger front airbags. Now, the recall may soon be expanded to include side impact airbags as well. Investigators believe the chemical propellant used to inflate the airbags may change over time, causing units to break apart and hurl metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants when the unit is activated.
Diesel Volkswagen Recall
In September, it was announced that German carmaker, Volkswagen, was installing a piece of technology in their vehicles that is used to cheat emissions tests. The discovery has led to a decrease in the efficiency and value of the affected vehicles and has prompted the initiation of a Tennessee Volkswagen recall class action lawsuit.
GM Oil Leak Recall
Just yesterday, a statement was issued that General Motors (GM) would be recalling 1.4 million vehicles for a third time in order to repair oil leaks that have been known to ignite vehicle fires. WKRN News 2 reports that as many as 19 people have been injured as a result of the defect.
If you’ve been injured as the result of an accident caused by a faulty car part, you have rights that need to be protected, and our legal staff can help answer any questions you may have.
March 23rd, 2015|
The Nashville defective product lawyers at Ponce Law explain that automobile manufacturers in the United States are required to thoroughly test their vehicles before they are made available for purchase. Despite these requirements, millions of vehicles are recalled each year due to safety concerns.
One recent recall involved 2.5 million vehicles manufactured by General Motors (GM). Officials found the ignition switches on the affected vehicles were faulty, which allowed the key to turn to the off position while a vehicle was in motion. In turn, driver could lose control of their vehicles and airbags were prevented from deploying in the event of an accident. Many victims of the GM recall took legal action after it was discovered the company knew about the problems for years, yet failed to take corrective action.
More recently, Chrysler recalled 1.5 million vehicles due to fire and explosion risks during rear-impact collisions. CBS News reports Chrysler denied the claims for years, but the company finally took action to fix the defective vehicles. Safety advocates are now arguing the defective vehicle parts still present a danger and many owners of recalled vehicles are being denied service.
If you have been injured as the result of a crash and defective parts, it’s important to know that help is available. At Ponce Law, our legal staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call now at 615-244-4325.
December 19th, 2014|
Millions of Americans are affected by the massive GM recall resulting from faulty ignition switches in many vehicle makes and models. GM has agreed to pay compensation to those injured or who lost loved ones as a result of accidents caused by the faulty parts. But just where that money will come from is still up for contention.
According to Detroit News, the GM recall involved 2.6 million cars equipped with ignition switches that could turn to the off position while cars were in motion. This caused drivers to lose control and the airbags to fail to deploy, which claimed 42 lives and left 52 others injured.
These accidents have led to more than 170 lawsuits, many of which were settled by GM. But GM is attempting to use funds set aside from its 2009 bankruptcy to pay accident victims. Creditors are arguing that the funds shouldn’t be used and doing so should be considered fraud.
The creditors say that in order to qualify to use the funds, GM would’ve had to disclose information about the faulty parts prior to reaching their bankruptcy agreement.
The Nashville personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law want you to know that you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured as the result of an accident a recalled GM vehicle. We’re here to help you get the money you deserve. Call us today at 615-244-4325 to learn more about how we can help.