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Safety Recall Requirements for Automobile Defects

Safety Recall Requirements for Automobile Defects

When a vehicle manufacturer becomes aware that one of their vehicles poses a significant safety risk because of a defect in the design or production of the vehicle, they have a federally-mandated duty to issue a safety recall for the affected vehicles. These recalls are meant to go out to every owner of a potentially defective vehicle, offering free repairs for the safety concern. If a company fails to comply with the required measures, they may be found liable for the consequences that befall a person who is injured due to the defect.

If you have been hurt by a vehicle that should have been recalled, it may be appropriate to pursue financial compensation to address medical bills and other damages. A Denver car defect and malfunction lawyer from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., can help you to better understand your legal rights and options in this situation. Contact us by calling (303) 423-1770 today.

What Do Manufacturers Have to Do during a Recall?

When a recall is issued, there are a few things a vehicle manufacturer is legally obligated to do during this period. If a manufacturer fails to take the necessary steps required by law, they may be responsible for whatever injuries arise as a result.

The law requires that manufacturers take the following steps in a recall:

  • Issue a public report regarding the recall
  • Find and contact all owners of a potentially defective vehicle
  • Provide those owners with information about free repairs for the defect

These three steps are crucial to keeping vehicle owners safe from injuries caused by defects. When a car manufacturer fails to complete a recall appropriately, any who are harmed by the defective vehicle may be able to hold them accountable through a civil lawsuit.

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Automotive travel is inherently dangerous even in the absence of defects. When you have been hurt because of a known defect for which a proper recall was not conducted, do not delay seeking legal counsel as you may be able to recover significant financial compensation. Contact a Denver defective vehicle attorney from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.


At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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