The majority of vehicles on the road are more than a few years old. This means that they have some serious mileage on them and that most of their parts need to be inspected or even replaced. However, not everyone has the funds needed to replace used vehicle parts. For that reason, things such as tires, engine, and brakes tend to malfunction and cause a serious accident to happen.
However, sometimes even a new part may be defective and lead to an accident. Here are the most common types of auto defects and the way for you to file a claim after getting involved in such an accident.
Over the past several years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled over 2.1 million vehicles due to safety issues associated with an airbag. Apparently, the airbag deployed at the wrong time or did not deploy when it was supposed to (too late).
These things happen all the time, and that is why many automotive industries test their vehicle’s safety systems multiple times before selling the vehicles. If you have been in an accident and your airbag did not deploy, you have the right to sue the car manufacturer. Contact Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles and schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and how you can sue the auto company and obtain compensation for your damages.
If the brakes stop working, especially at high speed, it may be impossible to stop the vehicle before it is too late. If your brakes failed while you were driving regularly, you may be able to get help from our attorneys. Be sure to give us a call today, and if the accident was caused by defective brakes on your vehicle, you will definitely be able to file a claim and get compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Your lost wages
- Your out of pocket expenses
- Your pain and suffering
Fuel System Defects
Some vehicles have been recalled in the past due to a defect in their fuel system. These involved Nissan, Volkswagen, and BMW. When a fuel pump starts working improperly, it may cause the entire vehicle to stall, which may increase the risk of an accident. Be sure to check your fuel system regularly and replace it if it has been worn out completely or showing any defects.
Tires can be manufactured with flaws. However, it is usually discovered later, usually when it is already too late. A sudden blowout can cause an accident to occur, injuring not only the driver but all of the passengers inside the vehicle and other drivers and pedestrian on the road. A car with a blown tire can spin out of control, and be impossible to steer.
If you were involved in a car accident caused by a defective tire, consult with Personal Injury Attorneys today and find out your legal options. If you have the right to sue, out attorney will help you do it.