Bakersfield, CA asked in Products Liability for California

Q: I was injured in an auto accident due to a defective part. The manufacturer did issue a recall, and I was planning to

bring the vehicle in but I got into an accident before I could. Will this affect my ability to file a claim against the vehicle manufacturer?

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Robert Philip Cogan

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  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call a contingency lawyer for a free evaluation. Stop posting details of your case on a public forum.

Robert D. Kreisman

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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: You should contact an attorney who regularly handles automotive defect or product liability lawsuits. I don't believe your having failed to take the vehicle in for the recall will necessarily bar you from bringing an action against the manufacturer of the vehicle or component part maker for injuries. Bear in mind these cases are enormously expensive to prosecute and thus the damages need to be of such a nature to merit bringing a case based on the economics of doing so.

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