Alabama Faulty Vehicle Equipment Injury

U.S. Safety Officials Examining Reports of Faulty Braking System on Hyundai Genesis

by Staff Blogger | October 22nd, 2013

October 22, 2013

The Alabama Car Accident Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers point out that each year, millions of motorists are victims of motor vehicle accidents. Researchers examining the causes of these crashes have shown that a portion of these crashes are caused by defective equipment.

According to an article published by The Columbus Dispatch, United States Safety Inspectors are examining claims of faulty breaking systems on the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. Reports indicate as many as 40,000 vehicles could be affected if officials determine the equipment is defective.

The investigation began when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began receiving reports that drivers had to bear down on brake pedals in order to bring the vehicle to a halt. One driver stated the brake failure caused the vehicle to crash into a parked car, while another motorist claimed they had to pull the vehicle’s emergency brake to bring it to a halt. So far, the problem has been reported 23 times, but no one has been injured as a result of the malfunction.

Similar claims have resulted in lawsuits being filed against several other auto manufacturers in the past.

Norris Injury Lawyers and their team of Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how dangerous faulty equipment on a vehicle can be for a driver and other motorists around them. That is why the firm suggests anyone who has been harmed by failing vehicle equipment discuss their case with an attorney.