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What Are the Most Common Vehicle Defects?

Posted on in Car Accidents

El Paso personal injury lawyerSince driving a car is such an integral part of our everyday lives, we often forget that driving is a privilege under the law and not a right. As a result, we take driving for granted. Cars are excellent forms of transportation, and, for many Americans, they are a necessary form of travel. In Texas especially, we rely heavily on our cars to work and elsewhere. However, what happens when a vehicle is hindered by a defect? Well, the results can be devastating. 

When a car is affected by a defect, they often turn into 5,000-pound projectiles, resulting in catastrophic car accidents. This is because many defects often cause the vehicle operator to lose control. When this happens, people are often severely injured and sometimes even killed. If you have suffered a personal injury because of a vehicle defect, please consider contacting a skillful vehicle defects attorney knowledgeable in product liability and who can help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.  

Significant Vehicle Defects to Be Aware Of  

Cars have so many parts that if one fails, the driver and passengers are in grave danger. Important vehicle defects that you need to be aware of include the following:

  • Tires – In the unlikely event you have ever tried to drive without tires, you probably did not get too far. If you have ever had a tire blowout, you know how scary and dangerous the situation can be. A blowout can result in terrible car accidents, injuries, and even death.
  • Brakes – If you are driving and your brakes fail, your car quickly becomes a missile, liable to crash into anything and everything in its path. Brakes have many moving parts, such as rotors, brake pads, and anti-lock braking systems. When any of these components fail, the results can be devastating. 
  • Airbags – While intended to provide safety, malfunctioning airbags can mean they explode on impact, which can badly injure or even kill drivers and passengers.
  • Seat belts – In Texas, the law requires everyone in a car to wear their seatbelt. Failing to use a seatbelt can be deadly. However, seat belts can be defective, and when they are, this can result in terrible traumatic brain injuries or whiplash-type injuries.

Contact an El Paso County Vehicle Defects Attorney

Being injured in a car accident caused by a vehicle defect can turn your life upside down. If this has happened to you, do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable Sierra Blanca vehicle defect lawyers with James Kennedy, P.L.L.C.. Call 915-544-5200 today for a free consultation.

 

Source:
https://www.txdot.gov/safety/traffic-safety-campaigns/click-it-or-ticket.html 

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