Most of have heard of cars being recalled by the makers because of a fault. This costs them millions of pounds, as there can be many thousands of vehicles involved and they have to pay every garage for putting the fault right. But the amount it costs is nothing compared to what it could be if they suddenly had Bridgend accident claims for compensation made against them when people get injured because of the fault.
It is not just the compensation they could have to pay out that is the problem. If consumers had any inkling that a particular vehicle was unsafe, the sales would drop off dramatically and the loss of revenue could be disastrous for them.
It is not just cars that victims can make Bridgend accident claims for
Cars are not the only item that can cause injury because of a fault. All goods for sale to consumers have to be safe for them to use, and it is the responsibility of the makers or importers to make sure that they are.
If they fail in this legal duty they can face heavy fines and in extreme cases a prison sentence.
The duty of retailers
Retailers are not normally responsible for the safety of the products they sell, but they must never sell goods that they know are unsafe. Then they can be held liable for Bridgend accident claims for compensation, just as much as the makers or importers.
It does not matter how big or small the product is, as long as you have not tampered with the item, you could make an injury claim.
It does not even have to be new and you could have received the product as a gift, if you suffer an injury from faulty goods then call Accident Advice Helpline, after you have reported it to your local Trading Standards Officers.
Trading Standards Officers
Trading Standards Officers will stop the sales of unsafe products and if needed order a recall of any already sold. They constantly monitor products to ensure they are safe, and have the power to prosecute anyone found to be supplying dangerous items.
Our team is ready to help you claim
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many thousand of claimants, injured through no fault of their own, in many different types of accidents, make personal injury compensation claims.
We provide a service that is second to none, and can assure you that your needs will be given priority when we help you to claim your compensation.
To make a personal injury compensation claim can be complicated and time consuming to the inexperienced victim, but to us it is what we do every day. It is because of our experience and expertise that we can keep the process simple and efficient, making sure you get a fair deal with as little stress as possible.
On our website there is a 30-second test which is there for your guidance about the amounts of compensation that are awarded for differing injuries.
Our freephone helpline is 0800 689 0500. You can speak to one of our friendly advisers who will help you all they can.