Hearing about vehicle recalls on the news may not seem like a big deal. That is, it may not seem like a big deal until it has to do with your vehicle. Vehicle recalls happen all the time and one of the latest has to do with BMW, a company that is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles that have already been recalled once. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston defective product lawyers are ready to help anyone injured by faulty products secure the compensation they are entitled to.
What is going on with these BMWs?
Many people in America are familiar with Takata airbags. These faulty airbags have led to what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called the largest the most complicated safety recall in US history. As of this writing, nearly 42 million vehicles have been recalled due to these faulty airbags. These airbags have been known to explode and injure or kill drivers and passengers. They have been associated with 16 deaths in the United States.
Now, automaker BMW is recalling nearly 357,000 cars and SUVs as part of their effort to repair defective Takata airbags. This is the second time these exact vehicles have been recalled by BMW. The first time these vehicles were recalled, they were outfitted with a temporary replacement until a permanent one became available. Those permanent replacements are now ready, and vehicle owners still need to have them installed even if they already went in for the first recall.
Defective vehicles and parts can lead to serious injuries
When you look at the website that keeps track of all current recalls in the United States, you will see that defective vehicles and vehicle parts are not uncommon. Just recently, Toyota Issued a recall for approximately 700,000 vehicles due to faulty fuel pumps that could cause the vehicle to stall while in traffic. They admitted that this was an extreme safety hazard for drivers.
Defective vehicles in vehicle parts are dangerous, and consumers should not have to worry about this kind of danger. When a dealer or manufacturer sells a car to a consumer, they should do so knowing that the vehicle is safe, and they should be held liable for any injuries or fatalities that occur due to their negligence.
What you can do moving forward
If you or somebody you care about has been harmed after using a defective product, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. is ready to get to work investigating your case in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the product
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer