Atlanta Car Collision Injury Lawyer Pleads with Drivers Not to Ignore Recall Notices
Keeping your car in good working order is the first step in safeguarding your safety and the safety of others on the road.
According to a March 2018 Forbes article, there were a total of 30.7 million vehicles in the United States affected by some sort of recall notice in 2017. These notices alert vehicle owners that one or more components or systems in their vehicle may not be functioning properly and should be repaired. In a few cases, the defect that prompts the repair notice can be fatal (such as was the case with the Takata airbag inflator recall); in the majority of cases, however, the defect described in the recall notice can appear to be of little import. Ignoring these notices and continuing to drive one’s car can be a dangerous and careless decision that exposes a person to needless risk of physical and legal jeopardy.
When a car crash occurs, one of the chief inquiries centers on discovering whether one or more people involved in the crash were negligent– that is, whether one or more people acted in a way that no other reasonable person would have acted under the same circumstances. Unfortunately, ignoring a recall notice advising the person of a defect in his or her vehicle can be considered negligent behavior. If the vehicle’s defect is a contributing factor that leads to the crash, then it is possible for the vehicle’s owner to be responsible (in whole or in part) for some of the injured party’s expenses and losses.
In most car accident cases, the only way to know whether an unrepaired vehicle defect played a role in causing the crash is to seek a knowledgeable attorney’s help in investigating the crash. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, is capable of helping injured Atlanta motorists in this way and (if appropriate) helping them pursue compensation through the law.
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