Those of you who own a Chrysler truck have most probably heard that Chrysler Group LLC has recalled approximately 1.2 million pickup trucks that have a potentially faulty steering – in three separate recalls.
One recall will inspect an estimated 843,000 model years 2003-2008 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks with steering-system tie rods that may have been misaligned during assembly service. This defect could lead to component fracture and steering loss.
Two other recalls are being conducted to identify trucks known to have tie-rod assemblies linked to previous recalls. These vehicles include 294,000 model years 2008-2012 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups.
To date, Chrysler is aware of six accidents and two injuries. This is a dangerous defective product that has the potential for serious injuries and fatalities. When the driver loses control of the steering, he or she may find it difficult to regain control of the vehicle. In addition to causing injuries to the vehicle’s occupants, these defects could also harm bicyclists or pedestrians nearby.
Under strict liability, Chrysler will be liable for an injury caused by the use of its product if that product is defective. A manufacturer can be liable for product defects, design defects and failure to warn defects. The manufacturer is required to achieve a degree of safety which is reasonable and practical within the current state-of-the-art.
The courts follow a rule called “Barker Rule” to determine product liability in design defect cases. The plaintiff must show that an injury resulted during the use of the product.
If you have been injured as the result of a dangerous or defective pickup truck, it is important that you preserve the vehicle for a thorough inspection by a qualified expert. In a vehicle product liability case, the vehicle is the most important piece of evidence.
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who will be able to advise you and your family regarding your legal rights and options.
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