Millions of Toyota SUV’s have been recalled after a seat belt separated in a fatal auto accident. The automaker believes that passenger seat belts are being cut by metal seat cushion frames causing them to fail. The defect has caused a fatality in a car accident in Canada and injured one person in a car crash in the United States. The recall is worldwide for RAV4, RAV4 EV, and Vanguard SUVs. Nearly 2.37 million vehicles are included in the recall.
Every year in the United States, there are numerous product recalls due to defects and items that are considered dangerous. Vehicles, electronics, pet products, and food are just a few products that are recalled on almost a regular basis. Tragically, these recalls are often made after an individual has suffered an illness, injury, property damage, or fatality. Fortunately, product liability laws hold a manufacturer responsible for the goods they produce. Companies are required to produce items that are safe, free from defect, and properly labeled with the appropriate warnings. In the event that the item causes damages to a consumer, the manufacturer can be held liable for their negligence.
If you or a loved one have suffered damages due to a dangerous or defective product, contact the St. Louis product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will investigate all aspects of your incident to determine the most effective strategy for obtaining justice. We will fight aggressively to hold the negligent manufacturer accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your property damages, medical costs, lost wages, and emotional damages. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.