Washington, DC asked in Personal Injury for District of Columbia

Q: There is mold present in my 2020 Honda Accord, resulting in severe illnesses. Do I have legal recourse with Honda?

For the past two years, I have had continual bouts with sinus, bronchial, and bacterial infections, including headaches, brain fog, lightheadedness, and fatigue, plus other symptoms associated with mold exposure.

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Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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A: If you believe that the mold in your 2020 Honda Accord is the direct cause of your health issues, you might have legal recourse through a product liability claim.

Product liability laws exist to hold manufacturers, distributors, and sellers responsible for defective or dangerous products. In this case, you would need to prove that:

1. The car had a defect (mold) that made it unreasonably dangerous or unfit for use.

2. You were using the car as intended and in a foreseeable manner.

3. The defect (mold) directly caused your health issues and related damages.

So you theoretically have a claim. But these claims are crazy hard to prove and extremely expensive to put it. So it will be difficult to find a lawyer who is willing to help you. That is not to say you cannot find someone. But it may be difficult.

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