We rarely think of auto defects as playing a part in a car accident. When we purchase new or even used automobiles from manufacturers and dealers, we expect for them to have been inspected, tested, and in proper working order. Unfortunately, certain auto features may malfunction, and when they do, lives are put at stake.
Some automotive defects will pose an immediate threat, even if the vehicle is not in engaged in an unsafe situation (like an accident). The following, when they malfunction, can cause injury to the vehicle’s passengers as well as outside parties:
If a tire blows out or the brakes fail, for example, then a smoothly-running vehicle can suddenly fall out of control and become involved in a dangerous, or even high-speed, accident.
Other automotive defects, on the other hand, won’t pose an immediate threat, but they will severely compromise passengers’ safety in the event of an accident. The following are all protective features that should protect travelers from injury during collisions and, when they malfunction, will not act as they should:
- Seat belts
- Child safety seats
It’s always shocking and saddening to learn that your vehicle has not been constructed safely and therefore, in and of itself, could pose a serious threat to you and your family. If you have been affected by a dangerous automotive defect, you may be able to recover compensation.
If you have been injured in a car wreck that was caused by an auto defect, then you may have the right to claim compensation from the manufacturing company at fault. Contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your situation.