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An Increased Risk Of Fire Could Result In You Needing A Personal Injury Attorney

Fire, one of the necessities of life. It warms you and your loved ones, allows you to cook your food, and it can be easy to forget that it is extremely dangerous. An increased risk of fire while you are inside your vehicle could lead to you needing the services of a personal injury attorney. Volkswagen drivers, you should pay extra close attention to this information.

Volkswagen Expected To Begin Recall Process In July

Volkswagen Group of America is supposed to notify owners of a potential 240,487 affected units. That is a lot of vehicles, so one could easily be traveling next to you on the freeway or be parked next to you in a parking lot. These are gasoline-powered and have a fuel pump flange that may crack. As a result, fuel may leak increasing the risks of a fire. Affected vehicles include certain model year…

  • 2013-2017 Audi Q5 vehicles

  • 2013-2017 Audi Q7 vehicles

If an ignition source is present, this leak could lead to devastating injuries to you, passengers of your vehicle, and to anyone in the immediate area. Injuries that are sustained from a fire are extremely painful and all attempts should be made to avoid them. Medical bills can pile up quickly, and there will likely be no income coming in because of your injury.

Do not let a malfunctioning or defective part leave you scratching your head and wondering what to do. We have been representing residents in the Port Charlotte area for years and getting them the compensation that they deserve. If a negligent act, or a vehicle that has been recalled, is to blame for your injury, give our office a call for a free case review to discuss your options.

The Solution To The Problem

Volkswagen is supposed to notify owners of the vehicles, but owners are encouraged to contact the company’s customer service department, referencing the recall number 20Z8, or the expanded recall number of 16V-660, for further information and how to move forward with the process. Dealers will then inspect the fuel pump flange for cracks. If cracks are present, these flanges will be replaced, but if no cracks are present, a protective film will be put on the flange. All of these repairs are supposed to be done free of charge to owners,

Stay Safe In These Recall-Filled Times

There are so many recalls being issued lately that it seems impossible to buy anything without being in fear that it might hurt you. There are a lot of components compiled together to make a vehicle, and all it takes is one of them being faulty, for you to become injured. Stay safe, and if you believe your vehicle is involved in a recall, always check with the manufacturer to see if it is feasible to continue driving it. There is enough going on while driving, without having to worry about if a malfunctioning part is going to hurt you. Stay informed about information like this that may result in you needing a personal injury attorney.

Your vehicle is meant to carry you from point “A” to point “B” safely and without cause for concern. However, when recalls like this one are present, that is not always the case. If your vehicle catches fire, immediately stop the car and get everyone clear from the area. Your car is just a material possession, but we only get one life. Contact the proper authorities and let them extinguish the fire in the appropriate manner. As long as everyone is safe, everything else can be taken care of later.