NHTSA: Automakers need to fix Takata airbag issue

Takata is to blame for the faulty airbags used in millions of vehicles. Even so, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently said it is the “ultimate responsibility” of automakers to take the steps necessary to fix their vehicles, a November 3 article of Fortune stated.

On November 2, the head of the NHTSA said automakers might not be working properly to fix all of their vehicles that may still be using Takata airbags. Honda is currently the automaker with the most vehicles in need of a fix. Honda, on the other hand, said they are reaching out to owners of older vehicles that have potentially hazardous airbags. The Japanese airbag manufacturer was pressured by the NHTSA to issue a recall after confirming their airbags could explode during accidents and cause serious injuries to vehicle occupants.

Suffering injuries after using hazardous vehicles often results in a terrible financial loss. However, the legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can work for you. Call our office today at 877-327-2600 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.



Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche for wrongful death

Paul Walker’s father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche on Nov. 25, claiming that the German automaker failed to install safety features that could have saved his son’s life in the 2013 crash.

According to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by lawyers of Paul Walker III, Porsche failed to incorporate certain “safety features” in the 2005 Carrera GT in which the “Fast and Furious” actor was a passenger. The lawsuit claimed that Walker could have survived the fiery crash on Nov. 30, 2013 if his vehicle had safety features similar to other racing cars. The lawsuit also alleged that the seatbelt restraining Walker and the sidings of the vehicle contributed to the actor’s fatal injuries. Roger Rodas who was driving the Porsche also died in the Los Angeles crash.

Seeking justice in a wrongful death claim is a large endeavor. Accordingly, it is important to retain the help of an experienced legal team. If you are in a similar situation in Iowa, the attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you fight for compensation following a devastating accident. Contact our office in Des Moines by calling (877) 327-2600.



Third GM recall to be issued for vehicles with unresolved fire risks

General Motors (GM) is preparing to issue its third recall of about 1.4 million vehicles with fire risks, as repairs conducted in the previous recalls failed to correct the issue that was being addressed.

According to reports, the two previous GM recalls of the same vehicles both failed to address the leaking oil issue that placed vehicles at risk of catching fire. About 1,300 vehicles that were repaired by dealers in previous recalls reportedly caught fire according to GM. So far, there have been 19 minor injuries reported as a result of related fires.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective vehicle, an attorney can help you fight for your right to financial compensation. Call the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.



Over 26K Ford vehicles with faulty seatbelts recalled in the US

American auto manufacturer Ford Motor Co. issued a recall in August to some 26,400 trucks to repair a seatbelt problem that may increase injury risk in accidents, an article of the Detroit News reported.

Reports said the seatbelts of some Ford F-750 and F-650 trucks may fail to lock in proper position. The possibly faulty seatbelts are located in the front passengers’ seat and at the center seat of the vehicles. Vehicle occupants are at a higher risk of sustaining injuries if the problem occurs in an event of a crash, according to a Ford statement. No one was reportedly injured before Ford issued the recall. The automaker also said that they are still developing ways to address the seatbelt problems of the affected vehicles.

People are often left struggling with great financial loss after suffering injuries in car accidents. However, if your injuries are caused by a defective vehicle in Iowa, the attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may work on your behalf. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling 877-327-2600.



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