Fires caused by defective products in specific trucks

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2017 | Product Liability |

Many consumers put a great deal of thought into buying an automobile. With so many different choices in various price ranges, considering available options is often advisable. Upon purchasing a vehicle, people in Hawaii expect the product to be safe and reliable. Any defective products in a car or truck have the potential to put the driver’s safety at risk.

Recently, a specific type of truck has received reports of defective alternators. These parts have been known to cause fires near the engine, which could create a dangerous situation for someone who is traveling when it occurs. In a recent incident, a woman was driving her truck when she noticed a burning odor coming from under the hood.

The woman was traveling slowly at the time and was able to escape without serious injury. This may not be the case in other situations. A defective car part that causes a fire can be dangerous in more than one scenario. If this occurs in a vehicle that is driving at a high rate of speed, it could cause a serious accident. Car parts that burn in this fashion may also cause other parts to malfunction.

Many people have suffered injury as a result of defective products. People in Hawaii who are injured in a similar situation may seek financial restitution through the civil justice system. A successful claim may provide relief for any medical bills accumulated. A person who is facing this type of situation may find it beneficial to speak with an attorney for advice on how to file a person injury claim.