The lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson are involved in many national product recalls to representing their clients, to promote public safety and to remove dangerous auto components and other consumer products from the marketplace. For example, partner Mike Eidson served as national lead co-counsel for the Firestone defective tire litigation. Additionally, partner Curt Miner is currently Lead Counsel for the Personal Injury Track of the ongoing Takata airbag multidistrict litigation. The Takata airbag recall is among the largest product recalls in U.S. history.
Product recalls protecting the public from dangerous and defective products. However, a recall usually happens only after the product in question has caused serious damage to victims. As product liability attorneys, we fight to ensure these victims receive full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses. We also work in the interest of consumer protection by holding companies accountable for dangerous defects.
Over the past 30 years, the product liability attorneys at our law firm have influenced some of the largest, most highly-publicized defect claims in the nation. Most recently, partner Curtis Miner was appointed as Lead Counsel for the Personal Injury Track of the Takata Airbags MDL. Due to product defects, Takata airbags may rupture when they deploy during an accident, causing shrapnel to shoot out at the driver or passengers. If the airbag ruptures, the injuries can range from serious cuts and lacerations to permanent disfigurement or even death. So far, multiple automakers have issued product recalls for millions of affected vehicles.
Our law firm has a history of such leadership roles in national cases concerning product recalls. Partner Mike Eidson was lead co-counsel in the MDL concerning multiple auto defects in Ford Explorer SUVs, which caused deadly rollover accidents. He also represented multiple claimants in cases involving unintended acceleration due to defects in Toyota vehicles.
If a company issues a product recall for the item that caused your injury or a loved one’s wrongful death, then your attorney can use this information to support your legal claim. However, a recall does not necessarily mean that the company is admitting to negligence or accepting liability. Your attorney must still demonstrate that the company was negligent in designing or manufacturing the defective product.
On the other hand, product recalls do not absolve manufacturing companies of liability for future injuries and damages either. If you found out about an applicable recall before sustaining an injury from a defective product, then you still may have grounds to file an injury claim. Additionally, depending on the circumstances and the scope of the defect, the company may be liable for unfair or deceptive practices. In these types of consumer fraud cases, the company may be held accountable for knowingly misleading the public.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to defective products, then our attorneys may be able to help. We have experience with consumer fraud and product liability claims of national importance. Call our Miami law office at 305-476-7400 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.