General Motors has been in the news recently for recalling their automobiles with defective products. What happens when these products injure people?
Hello, this is Darrell Castle. I’m an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and on this video, I’m talking about automobile accidents that are caused by defective products – not by other cars. In other words, someone has an accident. It could be a one car accident. It could be someone else’s fault. It could be the driver of that car’s fault.
It doesn’t matter because the person we’re accusing of the accident, or the item rather, is a defective product, like a tire. A tire explosion, a lawyer would refer to it as an explosion, what we used to refer as a blow out, a new tire (a fairly new tire) just purchased, or not purchased very long ago, when there’s still plenty of tread left on it for one reason or another explodes while the tire is moving and causes an accident.
Another example would be defective airbags. In other words, there’s a severe front-end collision and the airbags do not deploy, and the person goes into the windshield and has a severe injury.
Another example would be seat belts that don’t work. They don’t work adequately. They don’t catch. Sometimes in an accident in which the seat belts don’t work, the person will be ejected from the vehicle and you’ll see severed limbs – things of that nature.
Another possibility would be in a rollover accident, a roof collapse. The window pillars that hold the window in place keep it from collapsing to protect the driver don’t work properly and it does collapse and the driver is stuck inside the vehicle.
These are catastrophic injuries and those are the type of injuries that are necessary in order to make a case like this worth doing. It has to be death or something catastrophic – something life-changing – severed limbs, paralysis, things of that nature – because going after General Motors and Ford Motor Company and Chrystler, Nissan, Toyota and companies like that, are very expensive to litigate against and so very severe injuries make it worth while.
But sometimes they do happen, folks. They happen quite often actually.
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