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.
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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