Every day, consumers throughout the United States are seriously injured or killed by poorly designed products, especially automobiles. Too often, corporations prioritize their own profits over safe design and quality control.
Virtually, any type of product with a manufacturing or design defect has the potential to cause serious injury or death. Motor vehicles, which almost every Californian owns at least one, can prove deadly if they are poorly designed or manufactured.
Recently Chrysler recalled close to 300,000 minivans in the United States, Canada and Mexico, from the 2013 model year because the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash. Side air bags are supposed to deploy on the side of the vehicle that’s involved in a crash.
According to reports, a software problem is causing Chrysler air bags to deploy on the opposite side of the vehicle. Affected models include the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, and Ram Cargo van.
Chrysler stated that there has only been one minor injury related to the defect. Owners of the recalled vans will be notified and dealers will reprogram the software for free.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact the San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir Tierney & Weck. We have helped countless individuals and families recover financially, physically and emotionally from life-changing injuries caused by the negligence of others.
We have experience in taking these types of cases to court, and we are ready to help you with your claim. Before you settle, make sure you take the time to speak to our attorneys. We want you to get the best deal possible, and we strive to make that happen.