Were you recently injured in a car accident? While many car accident incidents involve more than one vehicle, with one person causing the accident, this is not always the case. Some have been injured as a result of a defective vehicle.
What Causes a Defective Vehicle?
A defective vehicle can be dangerous, risking not only the driver of the poorly functioning vehicle but also other drivers on the road. These are a few of the most common causes of a defective vehicle:
- Faulty airbags
- Faulty seatbelts
- Improperly designed or installed tire
- Faulty wiring
- Engine problems
- Transmission problems
- Faulty fuel system
- Faulty electrical
Defective parts and vehicles can prevent drivers from avoiding accidents. If a tire deflates or the wiring stops working, it can also lead the driver to be stranded in the middle of traffic, putting them at risk of an accident. While most drivers are aware of certain dangers of the road, like distracted driving or driving under the influence, there is little that you can do to prevent a defective vehicle.
Defective vehicles can lead to extensive, painful injuries, including broken bones, internal bleeding, burns, and even a traumatic brain injury.
Navigating a Vehicle Recall Car Accident
Recalls are one of the biggest causes of defective vehicle accidents. Year in and year out, there are a number of car recalls that affect millions upon millions of people. For instance, GM recently expanded a small-car recall to cover 1.4 million vehicles.
Each and every vehicle on the road must meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards. This ensures that the driver’s vehicles have the safety tools and materials needed to keep them safe on the road. While most recalls never lead to injuries or death, this is not always the case. Most people remember the Toyota recall disaster (for sudden acceleration) that took place just a few years ago.
If you are involved in a car accident due to a vehicle recall issue, it is important to discuss your case with a lawyer. In addition to the potential of collecting compensation that you need to recover, it is also necessary to bring the issue to light. The more drivers who report a potential manufacturing issue, the more likely that a recall will be issued, preventing other drivers from experiencing the same problems.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Defective Vehicle Car Accident
If you believe your accident was related to a defective vehicle, regardless of the cause, you owe it to yourself to learn more. Over the years, we have helped thousands of car accident victims receive compensation for their injuries. When you contact us, you can learn more about your rights and whether or not you can file a lawsuit.
We can also help you with the important process of notifying, and reporting the defective vehicle parts. It is crucial that we get to the bottom of what happened, while also considering your rights.