Defective Car Parts: A Manufacturer’s Grave Fault

Any kind of accident is a always traumatic experience for anyone, and there is no telling what extent of damage there will be, as well as what physical injuries the victims will sustain and how serious these injuries will turn out. Such will be greatly affected by the types of vehicles involved in the accident and the speed of these vehicles before collision. Thus, a bigger and faster moving vehicle will definitely cause greater property damage and worse injuries to the victim.

Besides the physical injuries, however, the victim is sure to be subjected to financial burden also as the injury will require medical treatment, the cost of which depends on the severity of the injury. And if the victim will not be capable to render work during recovery period, that means lost wages, putting him/her and his/her family in a more overwhelming stressful situation.

Often, car accidents occur due to the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of the driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top four causes of accidents are drunk-driving, speeding, driver error (like failure to use signal lights or failure to buckle-up) and driving distractions, such as texting while driving, which is the leading type of distraction among young drivers in the US.

The causes of accidents mentioned above are all driver mistakes, making them easily preventable as they are all under the control of the driver. But there are also other causes of accidents that fall outside the driver’s control; and since these are not obvious to the driver, the risk of accident is increased, while the extent of damage and severity of injuries, greater.

Such other causes are defective car parts or poorly manufactured vehicular parts, like a defective braking system, airbag, child seat, seat belt and/or headlight or signal lights; then there is also the possibility of tire tread depth that falls short of government standard. These defects can be due to something that the manufacturer failed to do or something that the manufacturer did, but which is not supposed to be part of the manufacturing process.

Car defects are quite harder to prove. Despite the driver’s statement that a particular part failed to function properly, evidences that will prove the veracity of the driver’s words will be required. If proven, however, then the manufacturer of the defective car part will have a lot to answer for, including compensating the victim for his/her present and future accident-caused financial concerns, besides recalling the defective part, so as not to put other lives in danger.

4 Responses to “Defective Car Parts: A Manufacturer’s Grave Fault”

  1. Personal injury is serious business and I am grateful that someone is writing about it.

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