The New Jersey car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are glad to announce that a new online search tool allowing you to check whether recall repairs have been completed on specific makes of cars, trucks, and motorcycles is now available. The free database, which is available on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, allows consumers to find out if the vehicle they are considering purchasing has any unaddressed safety issues. For the first time, car buyers will be able to enter the VIN (vehicle identification number) and learn almost instantaneously if that particular vehicle has been recalled.
The goal of the database is create safer roads by alerting consumers about defective and potentially dangerous vehicles. Accidents resulting from defective auto parts–including, but not limited to, engine malfunction, ineffective seatbelts and exploding airbags–are often some of the most deadly because they can happen unexpectedly at any time. Hopefully, by letting consumers know which cars have been recalled and for what reasons, the new recall database will help lower the number of injuries and deaths resulting from defective auto parts.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident stemming from a design or manufacturing error, do not hesitate to contact the car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin. Promptly consulting a knowledgeable and experienced auto accident attorney not only increases your chances for a monetary recovery, but also may save the lives of people who drive similarly flawed automobiles. You may be entitled to a recovery for damages including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages. To find out if you can file a claim, contact the trusted car accident attorneys at Breslin and Breslin for a free case evaluation today.