Boise, ID asked in Products Liability for Idaho

Q: I WAS A PASSENGER Involved in an accident. The airbags did not deploy. I suffered serious injuries. can I sue the dealer

I WAS A PASSENGER IN A VEHICLE THAT WAS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION. ALTHOUGH I HAD MY SEATBELT ON, I SUFFERED SERIOUS LIFE CHANGING INJURIES AND SPENT 9 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL. THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE VAN IS SUSPECTED TO BE A SALVAGED VEHICLE. (LIKE THE ONE I PURCHASED FROM THE SAME DEALERSHIP.) YET THE SALESMAN CONCEALED THIS IMPORTANT INFORMTION AT THE TIME OF SALE ON BOTH VEHICLES. I RECORDED CONVERSATIONS IN WHICH THE SALESMAN ADMITS HE KNEW THE CAR WAS DECLARED A TOTAL LOSS BUT REFUSES TO OBEY THE LAW AN REPORT THE BRAND TO IDAHO. THEREFORE HE IS HOLDING A CLEAN TITLE! CAN I SUE?

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Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
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  • Chicago, IL

A: You should immediately consult with a local lawyer. The van you were riding in and injured in is evidence that needs to be preserved (although it seems it belongs to someone else) if you were to have a successful lawsuit. You may have a cause of action against the driver and owner of the vehicle, the dealer, the airbag manufacturer, the manufacturer of the vehicle and any other vehicle driver, owner involved in this crash. But, most importantly, without the vehicle in its present condition, the product cases against the manufacturers would be impossible.

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