A defective automobile can cause severe injuries, property damage, and even death to the passengers and other individuals on the road. Some automobiles have been so unsafe that after a public outcry, the manufacturer has had to remove the automobile from the market. For example, in 1980 Ford had to recall 21 million cars after a transmission defect caused over 6,000 accidents, 1,700 injuries, and 98 deaths.
As recently as June 19, 2008, Harrison Davis won its own significant jury verdict in a case against Ford. The case involved the cruise control switch on a Ford Expedition. The manufacturer had issued a recall notice. Yet, the local Ford dealership failed to perform the recall procedures necessary to render the defective switch safe. Indeed, the dealership went so far as to tell the Plaintiffs to ignore the recall notice altogether. Sadly, the plaintiffs’ home and vehicle were later destroyed by a fire sparked by the defective cruise control mechanism.
Harrison Davis is a Texas Law Firm with a national reputation for being vigorous trial attorneys. Our trial lawyers have successfully handled numerous personal injury and product liability claims in Texas (including Dallas, Ft. Worth, Irving and Austin) and throughout the United States. These cases have involved defective cars and SUVs. Sadly, many of the cases were like the one described above, where the fault product was subject to a manufacturer’s recall.
Experienced Texas Product Liability and Auto Defect Trial Attorneys
Not all defective car parts are subject to a recall. In some instances, only a small number of parts are defective and the manufacturer decides not to issue a mass recall. In other situations, defective parts impact enough cars that the manufacturer issues an auto recall, but the dealership may advise consumers that the problem is minor and nothing to worry about.
Harrison Davis Trial Lawyers have extensive experience with auto recall claims and injuries caused by defective car parts. If you have been injured by a defective car part that was or was not part of an automobile recall, you should speak to an experienced trial lawyer immediately. We handle all claims, including those arising from the following:
- Defective cruise control fires
- Defective brakes
- Stuck gas pedals
- Defective ignitions
- Defective tires
- Defective airbags
- Defective seatbelts
- SUV rollovers and truck rollovers from defective designs
- Exploding gas tanks from defective designs
- Other defective car parts or defective autos
- Defective repairs
Contact Our Experienced Auto Defect Lawyers
For additional information about auto recalls and other automobile defects in Texas (or anywhere in the U.S.), please call us toll free at 800-460-2756. If you prefer, you can fill out our online intake form and we will contact you. Our seasoned trial attorneys are here to discuss your injury or wrongful death claim from a dangerous or defective car, truck, motorcycle, or SUV. The consultation is free; the advice priceless.