On Friday, September 21, the No. 1 U.S. automaker – General Motors Company (GM) – recalled 473,841 Chevrolet, Saturn, and Pontiac sedans worldwide. GM is aware of at least four recent crashes that resulted from an identified defect, with the potential to cause cars to roll unexpectedly, when the drivers believe that think the gears are shifted into the park position.
At any point during the design and manufacturing process, significant failures may contribute to vehicle’s hazards, including (1) missteps during the early design stages; (2) inadequate testing to ensure safe performance; and (3) marketing efforts that include inadequate instructions and warnings, or even fail to include any relevant cautions. Even one act of negligence during the process from a car’s conception to its sale can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death once the product reaches unsuspecting consumers.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product or negligence, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.