Louisiana residents rely on many products in their everyday lives. In particular, motor vehicles are frequently used to make sure people can quickly get from one place to another. However, cars and trucks are trusted to not only get people from point A to point B, but to do so safely. People need to feel like they can drive while being free from defects that could put them or their family in danger.
However, all too often defective vehicles are on the road. In particular, American auto giant General Motors has been plagued with product recalls over dangerous defects in cars and trucks. Recently, GM has had to issue several new product recalls over defective parts in cars and trucks.
The largest recall is over a defective ignition switch. In this case, the problem has resulted in an estimated 13 deaths. As a result, the company has recalled 2.6 million cars worldwide. Other recalls have dealt with issues with seatbelts, car doors and transmissions.
In the newest recall, GM has announced problems with its Chevrolet Camaros. According to the company, people can bump the key FOB with their knees while the car is running. This can cause the car to lose power. This recall will effect more than 500,000 Camaros worldwide. Affected cars were manufactured between 2010 and 2014.
People who have been injured due to a dangerous or defective product, like defective vehicles, should know that they have legal rights. Companies are expected to produce safe products. When safety standards are not met and people get hurt, injured victims have the right to compensation. This compensation can help victims recover from their injuries by ensuring that their medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages are paid for.
Source: Fox Business, “GM Recalls Half-A-Million Camaros, Touts ‘New Norm’ in Safety,” June 13, 2014