Toyotas popular FJ Cruiser model is being recalled for seat belt failures. According to reports the seat belt function on the vehicle would detach due to insufficient door strength. Many times with any type defect claim injured parties are not aware that the injury was caused by the defect. For example with the FJ Cruiser defect an injured party may have been hurt after the seat belt failed during a rear or front end collision. However because this defect was not disclosed at the time of the accident they may not have been aware of it. Unless the injured party is aware of the defect it is almost impossible to know that it is the cause. Such investigations are often times costly and without justification since the defect is not known at the time of the accident. However, injured parties are permitted to bring forth a cause of action after the accident takes place. In certain cases you are permitted to bring a cause of action after your accident once you are made aware of the injury. Defective Seat Product Cases If you decide to pursue a cause of action against the manufacturer you will have a product liability case. Product liability cases are against the manufacturer of the product. In this case with the FJ Cruiser you would be pursuing a cause of action against Toyota. Toyota would be held responsible for the injuries you have sustained as a result of the product defect. When a product is considered defective you will be able to pursue a cause of action against the manufacturer, distributor and any party in the commercial chain of distribution. If you have been injured from a failed seatbelt on a FJ Cruiser consider your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is important to know of your rights when dealing with any product liability lawsuit. In cases where the product was recalled plaintiff will be able to bring suit where it is warranted for their injuries. Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group with respect to your car accident claim. If you have been injured you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.