With a recent influx in recalls by Toyota and GM, many wonder what finally pushed these auto manufacturers to implement a recall.
Lawsuits. Plain and simple.
GM alone, is aware of at least 13 deaths that can be directly attributed to the recall. That number can still climb higher after further investigation.
Many people are made to believe that Trial Lawyers think of themselves first. I can assure you, after representing many families who have been devastated by the injuries or the loss of loved ones, that is absolutely untrue.
Trial Lawyers are always thinking of the “consumer" first, especially when helping to keep product manufacturers true to safety standards. We are safe because we live in a nations of laws, and we are safe because our laws are enforced.
With no laws, there would be anarchy. With no ability to enforce our laws, there would be anarchy.
There would be nothing to compel manufacturers of products like GM and Toyota to do everything they can to make cars as safe as possible, if they could never be held financially responsible for failing to do so.
What is the word that manufacturers hate more than anything? Lawsuits.
Why? Because lawsuit make and keep manufacturers responsible, and accountable.
Everyone loves a good lawyer joke, but really, without oftentimes the sleepless efforts of hardworking trial lawyers, and the threats of lawsuits and financially accountability, these manufacturers and for that matter, no one would go the extra yard to make sure that their products were as safe as can be.
Remember the Ford Pinto (exploding gas tanks), toxic shock syndrome (tampons that were killing women) and baby pajamas that caught fire (we not require flame retardant clothes)? Trial Lawyers not only make sure that your family stays safe with consumer goods, but most importantly, make sure the companies that are creating these goods are following the standards that have been put into place to keep you and loved ones safe.
Trial Lawyers and the “promise" of litigation are the only tool available to keep the vehicles we drive—and ALL products for that matter, on their best design and manufacturing behavior.
Absent accountability in the civil justice system, there would be no compulsion at all for these manufacturers, nor anyone, to design, market and sell safe products. Think about if. If we could not hold wrongdoers accountable, do you think that most people would care about the safety of their products? Hardly. They would care about profits only.
The laws of the United States, with the mechanisms to enforce the safety rules (laws), are the best in the world. The Trial Lawyers are the gatekeepers, those who fight every day in our courts for the safety of individuals and families.