When a car part is found to be defective, it’s the legal responsibility of the vehicle’s manufacturer to address these concerns quickly and immediately.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013
With the safety of Toyota’s popular Camry sedan now being questioned, Santa Ana car accident attorney Shehzad Ahmad of California Law Associates said today that car manufacturers have an obligation to immediately address issues with defective car parts.
According to the Los Angeles Times (“Toyota trial opens in suit over fatal crash,” August 8), the car company currently is in court battling a Los Angeles wrongful death lawsuit after the 2009 death of a driver reportedly caused by a safety defect causing the vehicle to unexpectedly accelerate.
“While it remains to be seen whether or not a defective car part was behind the cause of this tragic accident, the outcome of this trial will undoubtedly serve as a benchmark for future cases,” said Ahmad, whose firm is not handling the case but has experience representing victims of negligence. “When a car part is found to be defective, it’s the legal responsibility of the vehicle’s manufacturer to address these concerns quickly and immediately.”
The Los Angeles Times article states that Toyota has faced legal issues over the same safety issue in recent years. In fact, according to the article, Toyota reached a $10 million settlement in late 2010 after a California Highway Patrolman and his family lost their lives as a result of a similar defect.
In this particular case, according Bloomberg News (“Toyota North America CEO Can’t Avoid Testifying at Trial,” August 19), the case against Toyota, case number JCCP4621, is being heard in the California Superior Court in Los Angeles.
Ahmad said people can learn if there are any recalls, investigations or complaints about their vehicles by visiting the website http://www.recalls.gov/nhtsa.html. Consumers also can use the website to report vehicle equipment they feel has a safety defect.
“Regardless of the outcome of this case, Toyota and all other vehicle manufacturers have an obligation to address product defects not only for the safety of their customers, but for the peace of mind of the millions of drivers who rely on their vehicles every day,” said Ahmad, a Santa Ana personal injury attorney. “Failure to do so can result in personal injuries or the tragic loss of a loved one and may require the legal representation of an experienced car accident attorney in California.”
About California Law Associates
For nearly two decades, California Law Associates has served the legal needs of clients in Santa Ana, Rancho Santa Margarita, Los Angeles, and across all of southern California. The experienced attorneys at California Law Associates have over 50 years of combined experience protecting the rights of southern Californians and handle a wide variety of cases, from auto accidents and workplace accidents to workers’ compensation issues. Lead attorney Shehzad Ahmad has practiced personal injury law since 1995 and has a strong track record for obtaining large, multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts for his clients. He works closely with each client to build a strategy that suits his or her specific legal needs.
For more information about the rights of people injured due to defective products, call (714) 542-3377 or visit http://www.attorney4u.us/. California Law Associates is located at:
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