Why Do Recall Lawsuit Litigations Occur So Often?
Why Do Recall Litigations Occur So Often?
When we refer to recall lawsuits, the first thing that strikes our mind is an expensive law suit. But recall lawsuits are not only expensive. They are also time consuming and energy draining. But if you are a victim of such lawsuit and if you do not want to pay any fees, you can file a “no win no fee” lawsuit.
No Win No Fee (NWNF) lawsuit is one in which the plaintiff does not have to pay for anything unless and until the court decides and declares that the defendant caused injuries or property damages to him or her through negligence.
The plaintiff will have to submit numerous written requests for documents or evidences with regard to the cause of action. If the court finds the negligence, then the plaintiff can seek monetary remuneration from the defendant. However, if the court rules in favor of the defendant, then the plaintiff will be required to pay the cost incurred by his or her lawyer for submitting the case to the courts.
In this class action lawsuit, there are two sides to a dispute.
On one side is the plaintiff who wants to file the lawsuit; on the other, there are lawyers who are representing the other party that is the defendant. The plaintiff will be given the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective product or the distributor of the defective product. He or she can also pursue the case through class-action lawsuit. The main purpose of pursuing such a case is to hold the manufacturers, distributors, and sellers accountable for the recall of dangerous products.
A record of recalled cars or trucks has been issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) since 1990.
According to the CPSC, in the year 2021, there were 1.5 million recalled vehicles which included millions of toy and light trucks. The majority of these recall lawsuits were for defects in the safety features of the product. It is therefore important that parents educate their kids about the importance of abiding by the rules and regulations regarding the safe use and proper maintenance of these products.
However, aside from the millions of vehicles involved, there are also countless people who got injured and incurred medical expenses because of the recalled vehicles.
There are two distinct categories of plaintiffs who can file the lawsuits. There are personal injury cases wherein the claimant will be awarded compensation if he or she dies because of the negligence of the company. There are also motor vehicle accidents that result in injuries and damages. These personal injury lawsuits are worth billions of dollars while the motor vehicle accident lawsuits are worth millions of dollars.
Some of the most popular cases filed by the plaintiff include defective airbags, seat belts, engines, tires, and more.
These defective products were sold to American consumers without any awareness that they may not work properly. To make things worse, some manufacturers didn’t replace faulty units with new ones. This resulted to an increase in the number of injuries and accidents. For large corporations, this means huge financial losses as a result of settling the lawsuits. So far, there have been no winners in these lawsuits thus far but the lawyers are winning every time.