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New Recall Focuses On Brake Defects

New Recall Focuses On Brake DefectsIt seems like the last several years have been filled with nothing other than recalls in the auto world. From airbags to ignition switches, each of these defects can lead to serious issues for those who are driving the vehicle at the time.

And now, a new recall is being issued that motorists must pay attention to in order to keep themselves safe and protected while on the roads.

The New Recall

This particular recall was issued by Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing. It involves the ADVICS brake master cylinders in 2018 to 2019 Toyota Tacomas. It has been found that improper machining could have led to damage to the internal seals of the brake master cylinders. This means that the overall braking performance of the vehicle could be affected, making it more dangerous for drivers to operate these particular vehicles.

During the recall, it is likely that the cylinders will be totally replaced on the Tacoma to ensure total safety, though in some instances a repair may occur. Motorists who own these vehicles will likely start to receive notices very soon, and 44,121
vehicles are impacted by the problem and the recall.

What If You’ve Already Been Hurt? 
Those injured in an accident caused by a faulty part or a recalled vehicle may have the grounds to seek out restitution for their injuries as well. Under Florida law, those hurt in an accident can seek compensation if they can show that they were hurt due to the reckless or negligent actions of someone else. In the case of a recall, this could be the case as well and filing a personal injury lawsuit is an option that can be considered.

However, it is important to note that this only applies if you were unaware of the recall. If it is shown that the driver was aware or had ample time to be aware of the recall, they likely don’t have the right to seek compensation through a recall auto accident lawsuit. The reason is that the burden of proof shifts to the driver if it’s obvious that they have knowledge of the risks and choose to accept them. When this occurs, the vehicle manufacturer has completed their responsibilities.

Filing A Claim

Filing any lawsuit in Florida is a complex process. And when it is an auto accident lawsuit related to a recall, things can be even more complex. You’ll have to be able to show not only that you were injured due to a compromised vehicle, but also show the overall costs of your injuries. This helps to ensure that you are able to get a fair settlement that helps you get back on your feet instead of accepting a settlement offer that is lower than you’re really owed.

Our lawyers can do both for you. We consult with experts in a variety of fields and have decades of experience in Florida personal injury law. This way, when we take on a case we are able to help it reach the best outcome possible for our clients. We consult with financial, medical, and accident experts to show exactly what happened and what you are owed.

If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident caused by a defective vehicle or recalled part, contact our team today tog et your free initial consultation and find out more about what we can do for you and your rights.

Brian O Sutter
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