In addition to negligence on the part of a car rental company that chooses to ignore a recall, Mr. Hassanlou also notes how negligent actions on the part of the automaker or an individual driver can also cause a deadly wreck.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2015
According to an article published July 31st by NBC News, an amendment in the highway bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate includes a provision that makes it illegal for rental car agencies to continue renting cars under active recall notice that have not yet had their recommended repairs. Since no extant law says that owners of a car are required to comply with a recall, rental car agencies are currently allowed to continue renting these vehicles to their customers. According to Raymond R. Hassanlou, a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles, this article illustrates the wide range of ways that the negligent actions of a specific party can lead to a car accident.
While the bill will not officially become law until it is passed in the House of Representatives and then signed by the president, Mr. Hassanlou notes that it has already cemented the fact in the minds of consumers that renting vehicles which have been determined by the automaker to be unsafe is negligent behavior. In addition to negligence on the part of a car rental company that chooses to ignore a recall, Mr. Hassanlou also notes how negligent actions on the part of the automaker or an individual driver can also cause a deadly wreck.
- Automakers – While Mr. Hassanlou notes that no one, including automotive engineers, is perfect, it is imperative that any company that detects a safety issue with any of their vehicles immediately takes action to alert the public and fix the problem. The worst cases arise when companies try to hide information regarding flaws in vehicle designs that result in injuries or death, even after the company was aware of the problem.
- Drivers – Mr. Hassanlou concludes that, while certainly a vehicle can, in some cases, be dangerous before the key is put into the ignition, the group that is most often at fault for an automotive accident are the drivers of the vehicles themselves. He reminds all of his clients to always practice defensive driving and abide by any posted traffic laws to help keep the roads safe for all drivers.
While many car accidents do not involve a clear case of individual negligence, it is important that every driver knows their legal rights and options. Anyone who has been injured in an automobile accident or has been affected by the injury of a loved one can call the Law Office of Raymond R. Hassanlou to schedule a legal consultation today at 818-945-0640 or visit the firm online at http://www.HassanlouLaw.com.