The product liability attorneys at the DTLA LAW Group are actively pursuing an investigation into the filing of possible class action and single party lawsuits against Chrysler and its parent company Fiat SpA for the production and sale of unsafe Jeep liberties resulting in injuries and fatalities due to a heightened risk of fires in the said vehicle. The vehicle involved in the recall include close to 1 million Jeep Liberty models produced between 2002 and 2007. Other models involved on the recall include
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- Jeep Grand Cherokee – years 1993 – 2004
- Jeep Cherokee years 1993 – 2001
: If you have any further questions regarding the filing of a claim for injuries which took place due to a fire caused by a defective automobile
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Jeep Liberty Fire Risk and Recall Information
For months public officials working at the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), have attempted to persuade Chrysler and its parent Fiat to voluntarily recall hundreds of thousands of its vehicles because of an increased risk of fire due to gas tank rupture. However the auto manufacturing giant only relented to such demands in June of 2013, only after regulators threatened the company with the launch of new investigation into the matter. Issues with liability in the claim may develop particularity due to Chryslers bankruptcy and the transfer of all assets to a new corporate entity and with its eventual absorption into Fiat SpA and Italian manufacturing conglomerate.
Filing a Class A Class Action Lawsuit – Product Liability Lawsuit Information
Class action lawsuits take place when there are a large number of claimant with a similar legal or factual cause of action against a liable party. In a class action lawsuit a class representative is chosen and will represent the matter in the court of law. This persons should have the adequate financial resources to protect the rights of the other class members. Product liability lawsuits are usually based on proving one of three causes of action. (1) Defect in the original design of the vehicle. (2) Faulty construction practices resulting in a manufacturing defect. (3) Failure to warn of all known and knowable dangers associated with the use of the product.
Compensation Available for Victims of Defective Automobiles
Victims of severe burn injuries caused by a defect in their vehicles have the right to seek financial compensation from all at fault (liable parties). The valuation of the recovery an individual will receive is predicated on some important elements in the case. This may include the severity of the burn injuries suffered, the age of the individual who sustained the harm, need for any future medical and rehabilitation care, loss of wages as well all loss of future income capacity, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and metal anguish.