Despite a 2014 product recall which was intended to rectify electrical faults in Toyota Prius models, it has come to light once more that the cars are experiencing potentially hazardous issues with their electrics. More than 800 defective electrical components from Prius cars have been returned to Toyota dealers, over just a two-month period so far this year. Each of these instances had something in common, namely that the electrical components are overheating and causing the car to lose power while in operation. Obviously, this can be incredibly hazardous, should it happen when the driver is travelling at speed in heavy traffic, and in numerous other scenarios. Several cases where drivers have been rear-ended after their Prius lost power have been detailed in the media recently, and there is a likelihood that more may arise.
Although the Prius does, in general, have a good safety record, these electrical problems have been continually arising over the past seven years and, should serious injuries ensue, the car manufacturer could find themselves facing defective product lawsuits as victims seek compensation and damages.
Injured by a Defective Product? You Need Expert Legal Representation from a Los Angeles Product Liability Attorney
Manufacturers of any kind of product, no matter what it is, should ensure that it is safe to use. Many manufacturers will claim to have followed safety procedures to the letter, and completed significant testing, but injuries and illnesses due to defective products continue to occur regularly. When you have been affected by a defective product, a Compass Law Group, LLP Los Angeles product liability attorney could recover damages on your behalf, through proving either strict liability or negligence on the part of the manufacturer.
There are generally three aspects of a product liability case which you, as the plaintiff, need to be aware of. These are:
- You do not have to prove negligence on the part of the manufacturer in order to successfully bring a product liability lawsuit. Your Los Angeles product liability attorney is well-versed in the various options available to you, and will decide which is most suitable based on the specifics of your individual case
- It is possible to name multiple defendants as being responsible for your injuries caused by a defective product. Again, your Los Angeles product liability attorney can advise on how best to proceed, following your initial case evaluation
- You should be aware that the product’s manufacturer is likely to create an aggressive defense, using the best legal team they can secure. For this reason, it is essential that you also choose an outstanding product liability attorney, such as those working with Compass Law Group, LLP
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