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Kia Recall - What Do You Drive Around Ft. Myers?

How new is your ride? Many Ft. Myers citizens avoid buying brand-new cars. With vehicle prices what they are today, who can blame them? According to USA Today, the average cost of a new car in July 2022 was $48,182 in the United States. But of course, inflation is still high, and it's November, so that price could have increased by now.

The point is that many consumers, including those right here in Ft. Myers, prefer to purchase used vehicles. Meanwhile, others elect to keep the cars they bought in the past as their daily drivers. They maintain and repair the rides as necessary to ensure they don't break down and leave them stranded on the side of a road somewhere.

Do you have an older vehicle? If that's the case, don't go away. It has come to our attention that there are particular models on the market that might have issues. So, stick around and read on to learn more

2008-2009 Kia Sportage Vehicles

There are a potential 71,704 Kia Sportage model year 2008-2009 vehicles in circulation that could catch fire in the engine compartment. The dilemma will originate near the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit, or the HECU for short. This development may occur while the cars are being driven. However, it has also been reported that fires can start when the vehicles are parked as well.

Therefore, if you own one of these vehicles, it is in your best interest to stop using it immediately. Park the SUV outside and away from structures. Contact a dealership to ask about a remedy and schedule a service to get your Sportage fixed. Then, once it's repaired, the car should be safe to drive again. 

What Is Manufacturer's Liability?

Britannica defines manufacturer's liability as a legal doctrine that holds manufacturers and sellers liable for harm caused by defective products. This concept is normally determined on one of three bases, negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability. Ft. Myers citizens could be entitled to fair compensation if one of those things can be proven. 

That probably sounds like quite an ordeal, but don't worry because you don't have to face it alone. A personal injury attorney can help. They'll collect evidence and build a case that supports your position to seek compensation.

Why Seek Compensation?

Law Guideline states that the average cost of an emergency room visit in The Sunshine State is $3,102. If you get severely burned by a defective product, that is one of only many medical costs you're sure to experience. For example, skin grafting, follow up exams, life-long breathing treatments, and more can enter the picture. It's easy to see how these bills could get out of hand in a hurry.

Therefore, you should seek compensation to cover these costs and ensure you can afford the care you deserve. In addition, when flames and smoke are factors, people can lose their lives. So, if a loved one dies from smoke inhalation, burns, etc., you might have the grounds to seek compensation. 

Don't think the money will make up for your loss. It won't, but the winnings are perfect for covering final expenses like medical bills and funeral costs. As for the latter, Choice Mutual reveals that the average cost of a funeral, including a vault, a viewing, and a burial is $9,420. A cremation is a little cheaper, but its price is still pretty high at $6,970.

A Few Last Words

Do you believe you have a claim to compensation in Ft. Myers? If the answer is yes, please, don't hesitate to contact All Injuries Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation with a lawyer. They'll be happy to help you determine where the claim stands. 

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