How to determine if your car’s been recalled

Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rolled out a Web page that contains information from the last 15 years regarding vehicle recalls. The database is searchable using the Vehicle Identification Number which is found not only on the driver’s side door post but on the driver’s side dashboard as well. That information can be inputted at www.safercar.gov/vinlookup.

Being aware of recalls involving your vehicle is important since it can impact your safety.Depending on the reason for the recall it is possible that car accidents could occur. Some could involve just a single vehicle while in other cases multiple vehicles could be involved. 

When someone is injured due to a defective product it is possible that person could take legal action against those responsible for the defect. Any compensation recovered could go toward covering costs that accumulated as a result of the injury.

Known as product liability lawsuits these types of cases are usually quite complex. For this reason it makes sense that someone pursuing such a case does so with the assistance of a lawyer who is familiar with how these cases generally proceed. Those who decide to file a claim like this should contact an attorney sooner rather than later.

Source: Forbes, “How To Tell If A Car Needs Recall Work — You Could Look It Up,” Jim Henry, Aug. 31, 2014