When you are involved in an accident, it is imperative to determine, first of all, who is at fault and second, if there is insurance to cover for that accident.
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In the event of a recall, car manufacturers are required to fix your vehicle, either by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund for equipment or in rare cases by repurchasing the car. As a recalled model owner, you will be notified by email within 60 days of informing NHTSA of a recall decision.
BMW Recalled Models
BMW is recalling 1.6 million 3-series vehicles from all over the world as a precautionary measure. The recall affects 627,615 cars in the US, while last year, the automaker recalled 240,000 cars with similar potential problems. The recall targets the following models:
2000 - 2005 3 Series, the Sedan
2000 - 2006 3 Series, the Coupe
2000 - 2005 3 Series, the Sports Wagon
2000 - 2006 3 Series, the Convertible
2001 - 2006 M3, the Coupe
2001 - 2006 M3, the Convertible
Customers affected by the recall will be notified by BMW.
Common Injuries Due to Airbag Failure
Accidents, injuries, and deaths involving defective airbags occur frequently. Usually, injuries are confined to the upper body and can be very serious. The most common injuries resulting from a faulty airbag include:
Amputation of fingers and thumbs
Arm and leg fracture
Loss of sight/hearing, either temporary or permanent
Neck and head injury
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
If you have been injured as a result of a defective product, you can bring personal injury claims within 4 years after the accident, according to Miami state law. You can either negotiate a settlement with the involved insurance company to recover your damages or, if negotiations fail, you can file a lawsuit. Usually, the majority of cases are settled in pretrial stages.
What Will The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Do for You?
Contact The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary as soon as possible if you have been involved in an accident involving a defective airbag! We work with various specialists, technicians, accident reconstruction specialists and others who are able to properly investigate the situation of your accident and establish whether there was a design or manufacturing defect involved. For specialized legal assistance contact The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary today at 305.416.9805.
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