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Palmetto FL Kia Drivers Be Aware – Sorento and Sportage Safety Recall

Kia has certainly become a popular brand since first coming onto the scene in the U.S. at four dealerships in Portland in 1992. Now, people can be seen driving these vehicles here, there, and everywhere. So, it should come as no surprise that there are Kia owners and drivers right here in Palmetto. It’s true. On any given day, it is not uncommon to see these vehicles in the area.

Consumers choose Kia cars and SUVs for different reasons. For some, it is because the vehicles are priced right. Meanwhile, others buy the rides for their sleek and stylish designs. The point is that the Kia brand is alive and well across the Sunshine State. Speaking of SUVs, is there a Kia SUV in your driveway? If that’s the case, all may not be well with your ride.

It has come to our attention that there are 70,887 vehicles on the market today that could have an issue. The models in question include:

But hold on before attempting to take any action. Your vehicle must also meet another criteria. The SUV must have come with a tow hitch harness as factory equipment or purchased as an accessory through a Kia dealership.

What’s The Deal?

The tow hitch harnesses of these SUVs have a part known as a PCB or printed circuit board. It is possible for moisture and debris to accumulate on this PCB. That accumulation could cause an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire. Flames may ignite while the vehicles are in motion or parked. Thus, owners are advised to stop using the vehicles immediately, park them away from structures, and contact their local dealerships to talk about remedies.

Has A Disaster Already Struck?

Have you been injured by a defective car, truck, or SUV? For instance, did a manufacturing issue cause a fire to ignite, leaving you with second and third degree burns? Or, perhaps your lungs were damaged from inhaling the smoke produced by the problem. Whatever the case, if it can be proven that the manufacturer was negligent in some way, you might be entitled to fair compensation.

Why might you wish to seek restitution? It is no secret that healthcare costs in the U.S. are high. For example, according to research, the average cost of an emergency room visit across the nation is $2,200. And that does not include the prices of any medications or procedures patients receive. So, with such costs, it’s easy to see why an accident victim who did nothing wrong might want the responsible party to cover their expenses.

Unfortunately, injuries aren’t the only things to come from accidents. People can also lose their lives due to negligence. For instance, if a fire starts because of a manufacturing error, trapping a person inside their SUV, they could die of asphyxiation from smoke inhalation. Was your loved one killed by a defective product? If so, no amount of money will be able to make up for your loss. However, seeking compensation might be worth it because of the final expenses that are falling in your lap.

Just the cost of a funeral and burial can seem overwhelming. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral has risen over the years and reached $7,848 in 2021. As for a cremation, which is sometimes viewed as a cheaper alternative, research shows the median price of such a service had risen to $6,970 in 2021.

A Few Last Words

Are you ready to see if you have a legitimate personal injury claim in Palmetto? If the answer is yes, give Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh a call to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer today. The meeting will help you determine whether it is in your best interests to seek compensation or not.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

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