A class action lawsuit has been filed by a California couple against General Motors (GM) claiming the company knowingly installed faulty brakes in thousands of GM, Cadillac, and Chevrolet cars, SUVs and trucks. The lawsuit additionally states that GM failed to notify consumers of the dangers posed by the faulty brakes.
The core of the suit, filed by Scott and Samantha Peckarar, claims that the defect makes it hard for the vehicle to stop when the brake pedal is depressed. Because of the difficulty with normal stoppage, the driver is required to use a great deal more force to get the vehicle to stop.
According to the class action complaint, the brakes impose a safety hazard, which GM has made no effort to rectify, as they continue to sell and lease the affected vehicles.
The suit, filed in the United States District Court of California, Eastern Division, lists the following vehicles with defective braking systems:
- Cadillac Escalades 2015 to present
- Chevrolet Silverados 2014 to present
- Chevrolet Suburbans 2015 to present
- Chevrolet Tahoes 2015 to present
- GMC Sierras 2014 to present
- GMC Yukon/Yukon XLs 2015 to present
If you have been involved in an accident due to one of the listed vehicles, you should consult an attorney as quickly as possible. Only an experienced attorney versed in the automobile industry can help you preserve your rights.
According to the New York Times, more than 600 vehicles have been recalled since 2004 for a variety of safety reasons. While the automotive industry is doing a better job of cleaning up previously undetected defects, there are lapses that affect the parts of some models.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to automotive product negligence, you should find an experienced lawyer as quickly as possible. The offices of Sadaka and Associates has an experienced team of product liability lawyers who will fight for you.
Each year, hundreds of consumers are injured or killed due to a faulty car part. If this happens to you, you have a right to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, future earnings, and your overall quality of life. Allow an experienced attorney to identify all of your damages so you can receive fair compensation.
Your defective product attorney will need to prove the following in order to win a product liability lawsuit:
- The product that caused injury to you was unreasonably defective and dangerous.
- When you were injured, you were using the product the way the manufacturer intended.
- You did not alter the product from its intended usage.
No product liability case is black and white. These cases are often very complex. This is why you need an experienced legal team like Sadaka Associates. They are aggressive, tenacious and will not stop until you receive the justice you deserve.
So if you are injured as a result of product liability, don’t hesitate to give the Law Offices of Sadaka Associates a call.