Regarding factors contributing to the 30,000 road-related deaths occurring annually, there are few things that are as vital to the safety and overall functionality of one’s vehicle as an auto recall. Given that traffic accidents are the #1 killer in people under age 34, it is clear that the issue of traffic accidents, as well as the way in which an auto recall can affect this issue is something that must be properly addressed.
In 1966, the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act gave the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the authority to both issue safety standards in regards to motor vehicles, but more importantly, they were also given the power to hold companies accountable. Since then, more than 390 million vehicles of all kinds have been recalled due to some sort of violation of said safety standards. While one could argue that these recalls have made the roads that much safer, others are concerned with the frequency of the recalls and feels it gives companies too much wiggle room in terms of accountability.
What to Do If Your Vehicle Has a Recall
First and foremost, if your vehicle has a recall, you should schedule an appointment with your local dealership and get the problem handled as soon as possible. However, if you feel you have experienced an accident or have other concerns in relation to the recall, you should consult with a qualified attorney you can trust.
Protect Your Rights:
The advice of a good lawyer can help you determine your best possible options when recovering from auto recalls and making sure your rights and best interests are protected. The auto recalls attorneys at the Law Offices of Garcia and Ochoa can help answer all of those questions. We recognize that everyone is an individual and that not every case is the same. We start by listening and for 28 years, our firm has been helping people across the country obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.