When a Kentucky resident purchases a car, they believe that the car manufacturer has taken the time to make sure the car is safe. Most of the time, car manufacturers take many steps to ensure their car’s safety with extensive testing. But car recalls still occur and Volvo recently announced the largest one in their company’s history.
Recently, Volvo announced a recall of nearly 2.1 million cars, the largest ever for Volvo. The company is recalling the cars because a steel wire that is connected to the front seat belts can be weakened. The recall affects Volvos manufactured between 2006 and 2019. There haven’t been any injuries reported yet for this manufacturing fault. Although if a person is in an accident with these seat belts there is potential that they will not work properly, and a person will suffer a much more serious injury.
When a consumer is unexpectedly injured by a defective product, they have the legal right to hold the manufacturer responsible for their negligence. A legal professional who is skilled in products liability can help their client understand their legal rights in the event of an injury. They can investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury and bring in experts to help determine what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, and other damages.
Consumers don’t ever think that the products they purchase will wind up hurting them. Unfortunately, defective products and automobiles hit the market each year. It is important to hold manufacturers accountable for their mistake so that no one else is injured.