The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating the cause of fires in the 2010 Chrysler Jeep Wranglers. The investigation which began on March 28, 2012 by federal officials after reports of 23 fires involving this model surfaced. Fortunately, no one was fatally injured, however at least four people suffered minor personal injuries-three were burn injuries, and two homes were damaged. According to Fox News, investigators have expanded their investigation and are now asking the automobile manufacturer about the 2007 – 2012 Wrangler models.
Currently, investigators are probing into overheated transmission fluid or electrical wiring as the source of the fires. Chrysler has until May 22nd to respond to the agency and could be subject to a recall of their vehicles. While there are many reasons that an automobile or SUV could catch on fire, among the most common causes are due to manufacturer negligence. Further, it is unfortunate that defective automobiles are placed into the market since there are numerous of safety precautions car makers could take before their dangerous products are purchased by consumers. However, when car manufacturers do not follow preventive measure or implement safeguards, tragedies such as an electrical fire or a brake malfunctioning can cause consumers to sustain serious personal injuries, or death.
In Florida, it has been well settled that manufacturers are liable when the products they make causes buyers to suffer a harm or injury. In the event a death has occurred it is the family who is usually compelled to hire a Florida personal injury lawyer to investigate the cause of their loved one’s death when they believe that a defective automobile or truck contributed to the loss of their beloved. Our attorneys represent persons who have been harmed as a result of negligence, including the negligence of automobile manufacturers. There have been several Florida families who have obtained compensation in which the law entitles them to for their physical, emotional and financial damages.
Attempting to sue a car maker without the assistance of a lawyer can have a negative impact upon the life of an injured person or their family member. First, the law will require that the product was made by the manufacturer and that it had a defect that caused the injury. This process can be very complicated since it usually requires technical information about specific parts of an automobile or SUV and in many cases which only an expert can present. Without the assistance of a Fort Lauderdale accident attorney obtaining this type of evidence can be very challenging. Also, without the sufficient knowledge about the extent of an injury or the long-term effects a serious injury can have in a person’s life, an injured person may believe that a settlement is in their best interest.
However, our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys are here to help protect the rights of a car burn sufferer, an automobile crash injured party, or anyone who has suffered a personal injury in a variety of circumstances in the state of Florida. If you or a loved one has been recently hurt or injured in an automobile related accident, contact our office soon to speak with one of our attorneys to learn about your rights.
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