Two Korean car makers recently announced a recall of popular car and SUV models manufactured in 2011 through 2014 due to post-manufacturing issues that can cause their engines to fail and stall. The companies said that over a million vehicles appear to be affected by the problem that can increase their risks of car collisions.
Potential Engine Failure
Both companies said that debris left from manufacturing may restrict oil flow to connecting rod bearings, increasing temperatures and wearing out bearings that can cause the engine to fail. This defect can potentially cause car crashes and expose motorists and pedestrians to severe injuries.
In the United States, federal regulations require car manufacturers to notify authorities when defective auto components or systems suffer from defects that cause safety risks. But not all product recalls are as widely publicized as the reported recalls of the Korean car models, leaving numerous car owners and drivers unaware of the potential dangers associated with other recalled vehicles.
What to Do After a Car Crash
Anyone injured in a car crash or collision caused by the negligence of another worries about obtaining compensation for his or her medical bills, lost earnings, and other damages sustained as a result of the wreck.
Injuries resulting from a defective vehicle or auto parts may lead to a claim for compensation against the auto manufacturer. But car crashes are often complicated. A thorough investigation of the incident is absolutely necessary to determine the cause or causes of the incident and the party or parties responsible for the resulting injuries.
We urge you to consult an experienced personal injury attorney before talking to the insurance companies.
Why You Need an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Preserving evidence soon after an incident is crucial for any personal injury claim to prosper. In addition to evidence you may have gathered such as pictures of the crash scene, the damaged vehicle and any resulting injuries, a personal injury attorney can send professionals to inspect the site and vehicle for potential defects.
In the meantime, it’s best to avoid talking to the insurance companies or to the manufacturer on your own. Insurance companies often deny a claim or minimize the value of a claim, depriving injured parties the true value of compensation that they deserve. Seasoned attorneys know how to handle insurance adjusters and if necessary, fight aggressively for the rights of injured clients before a jury.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, car wreck lawyers at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter, Smith & Cullen have many years of personal injury experience. They have the skills to negotiate high value settlements with the insurance companies as well as to litigate unsettled claims to jury verdict in order to obtain justice for injured clients.