Stockton, CA asked in Products Liability for California

Q: There has been a recall on my car model but I didn't know until after I was injured because of the defective part.

Can I still sue?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Yes if they didn't notify you but had your address. If not, still possible. Contact a member of the CAOC who handles product liability. Problem is if you don't have the part that went bad, it can be tought to prove it was that that caused the wreck.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Assuming the statute of limitations has not run, you would be able to bring a product defect case. The defective part is the key. Make sure to preserve it if you still have it or know where you can obtain it if your vehicle has been repaired. Please contact a local lawyer to sort this out, but I would act quickly if you can.

Jonathan S. Dennis
Jonathan S. Dennis
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, can you still recover for injuries arising from a defective product as long as you are still within the statue of limitations. In California this is two years from the time you knew or should have known about the injury.

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