The Jeep SUV model that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin had been known to cause confusion to drivers as to whether the vehicle was in Park or Neutral. According to a report by CNN Money,
"Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) filed a recall notice in April with federal safety regulators for the 2015 Grand Cherokee, the model Yelchin owned, along with 1.1 million cars and SUVs in April. More than 100 crashes have been reported due to a gear selector problem that caused confusion about whether the car was in park"
Unfortunately, many of the injuries that result due to defective products could have been prevented had the manufacturer exercised the required degree of caution during the design of the product or provided consumers with adequate warnings regarding the hazardous consequences of using the product in a certain way.
New York State law provides a remedy for this injustice by allowing either the individual who was injured or the family of a deceased victim to bring forth a product liability claim against the responsible party in order to recoup compensation for any damages sustained. For there to be a valid claim, it must be demonstrated that the product’s defective nature is owed to a design error, a manufacturing error and/or an improper warning with regard to the dangerous consequences resulting from the use of the product.
In that case that you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury or been killed due to a defective or hazardous product do not hesitate to contact the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool today to schedule a free consultation appointment, during which we will assess the strength and validity of your claim. Call us today at 212-406-1700 or contact us on-line.