When a dangerous product is released to the public, it endangers innocent and unsuspecting consumers. If dangerous or defective auto parts cause accidents, injured drivers may not realize that they are victims and could be eligible for financial compensation. Auto manufacturers are responsible for warning drivers who may be at risk for problems related to a hazardous auto part.
Automakers that knowingly distribute, sell or promote dangerous parts can be held accountable for any damages sustained by those injured as a result. As Louisiana readers know, many defects are not discovered until a later date, at which point manufacturers may issue a recall to remove the dangerous parts. Drivers who are not notified of a potential hazard may be risk for injury, emotional trauma, financial loss or even death.