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.
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, PC 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:
At Compass Law Group P.C we are available 24/7, meaning you know you can always access an outstanding legal professional when you need one. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Los Angeles product liability attorneys, call us today on 800-602-4010.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.