Every morning we wake up and go to work. Going to work usually involves driving a car. Even for those fortunate enough to take mass transportation still sometimes need to drive to get to the station. While we rely on our cars to get us around places, driving a car with hidden defects can be extremely dangerous. Statistics have shown that there is a strong correlation between specific car defects and the likelihood of car accidents. Here are some common car defects that can lead to car accidents.
Faulty Headlight and Taillights
The front headlights to a car is an important aspect of a vehicle because not only does it help you see at night, it also alerts your presence to other drivers on the road coming from the other direction. Taillights are also important because it allows drivers behind you to see your car. During times of low visibility, such as during the night or at dawn, it is important that any car properly utilize its lights. Whenever these lights cease to work because of defects, the likelihood of the car accident exponentially increases. This is why sometimes car drivers get pulled over when one of these is not working properly. Police officers usually issue tickets not out of malice but to motivate for a speedy repair to protect drivers. However, when there is something inherently wrong with the car and your lights continue to not work, you might have a lemon.
The brakes, much like headlights are another vital component to vehicle safety. Faulty brakes mean that the car either can’t break efficiently or can’t brake at all. Considering the fact that this means a car cannot be controlled by the driver, it can lead to devastating consequences such as driving straight into another car. It’s for this reason that any sign of faulty brakes should immediately be addressed. Similar to taillights and headlights, if you have attempted to fix your brakes several times and the issue occurs, the vehicle might be considered a lemon.
Tires that have been subject to a long period of use often start to become faulty and worn out. If these tires aren’t corrected within a suitable timeframe, they are at risk of blowing out. When a tire blowout occurs, it is very common for the vehicle to lose control immediately. If this scenario happened on a highway or any other high-speed area, it is easy to imagine an accident occurring. Sometimes tires are not manufactured properly and that is the reason for the defect. When this occurs, the manufacturer might be held liable for any injuries sustained.
If you are involved in a car accident because of a faulty part or car defect and have been injured in that accident, you might have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact one of our car accident attorneys. Together, they will work with you to figure out who is liable for your injuries and negotiate with the insurance companies to get you the maximum compensation to cover the costs of medical expenses, lost income, and mental anguish.