Brais Law Firm is a respected products liability law firm in South Florida that handles complex claims involving auto part defects.
In 2014, the auto industry recalled almost 64 million cars for safety failures, a record year for manufacturers. The recalls included 803 different problems. The manufacturer initiated 680 of the recalls and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration triggered 123 of the recalls in response to investigations.
Although sometimes manufacturers proactively issue recalls to avoid injuries to consumers, in many cases, problems are not discovered until people are injured or killed by the faulty auto part. In other cases, the manufacturer knew about, but ignored, defects in their automobiles.
The imperfect recall system also often fails to effectively notify owners of dangerous automobiles. Therefore, drivers can unknowingly continue to drive in cars that have serious defects and not be given the opportunity to make needed repairs. Even if they are promptly notified, delays in repairs are common because mechanics must wait for parts. For these reasons, our lawyers always consider whether the facts indicate a possible flaw in the automobile whenever we pursue a car crash claim. We investigate every angle and have a team of engineers, accident reconstruction experts, medical experts and other professionals available for consultation.