Every year thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective products.
When an automobile is manufactured with the utmost care, the driver and the passengers can remain safe and free from harm. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Recently, U. S. safety regulators were investigating problems with the power brakes in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV. Vehicles that are manufactured and designed in a careless manner, such as defective brakes, can result in severe injury to those who purchase and drive the vehicles on a daily basis.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received seven complaints of unexpected loss of power-assisted brakes; however, no accidents have been reported. Some consumers have reported that there is an increased brake pedal effort and reduced brake effectiveness – while others heard a hissing noise when they stepped on the brakes.
Product liability law was designed to hold companies that make their products available to the public responsible for any injuries that their products cause. A personal injury claim can be filed against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that put unsafe products on automobiles on the market.
The investigation covers about 62,000 of the SUVs from the 2010 and 2011 model years. The investigators will check to determine whether the problem warrants a recall of the said vehicles.
Any owner with concerns about their vehicle should call their dealer to schedule an inspection.
If you have suffered injuries from a car accident that was caused by defective brakes, you may be able to obtain damages from the manufacturing company – in this case Mazda.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the law offices of Welebir Tierney & Weck with offices located in San Bernardino County. We strongly believe that negligent companies should be held liable for the damage and injuries they cause.
We can protect your rights and handle your case in the most cost-effective manner possible. Our goal is to help you obtain the financial compensation necessary to get you back on your feet.