Car accidents are most often caused by two things: 1) another driver's negligence, or 2) poor road conditions. When these are not to blame other factors must be identified. Occasionally, car accidents are caused by the car itself, or what's known as a vehicular malfunction accident. Vehicular malfunction car accidents can be linked to a wide variety of things like manufacturing defects, faulty engineering, improper assembly or anything else that can cause a vehicle to malfunction while in use. These types of accidents are always unforeseen and entirely unpredictable by nature (unlike sliding into someone in icy conditions) and can lead to every type of car accident on the road from minor collisions to accidents involving fatalities.
Protecting Yourself From Vehicle Malfunctions
Most drivers think proceeding safely and following the rules of the road will keep them as safe as possible when driving, never considering that their own vehicle might cause an accident. Victims of these types of crashes are often the most unsettled since carelessness on the road wasn't even a variable in the crash. Taking all the proper steps to protect oneself from a dangerous roadway collision cannot keep oneself from experiencing a defective car part malfunctioning.
How a Vehicle Might Malfunction
Vehicles in the USA are required to meet certain safety standards before they're permitted on the roads. Car companies do everything they can to ensure they're producing the safest vehicles they can, but defects happen and they may not reveal themselves until the car is on the road. In fact, there are many vehicular parts that can malfunction resulting in an accident including:
- Child Safety Seats
- Frame Defects
- Seat Belts
- Improperly Installed Aftermarket Items
- Cruise Control
- Axle Defects
Car companies who are aware of defects initiate a recall to address the flaws in their designs. These recalls happen because someone experienced the defect and decided to take a stand against the manufacturer for a vehicular malfunction accident, or in legal terms, an Auto Product Liability Case.
Making a Case For Auto Product Liability
Victims of a vehicular malfunction accidents are going to need the help of an experienced car accident attorney to protect their rights and help them get the full settlement they deserve. Expert testimony identifying the defect and its link to the accident is just one of many unique aspects of these accident claims. Building the case against the car manufacturer takes research into other accident reports that involve the same make and model looking for connections to the defective item. All of this has the additional benefit of potentially saving someone else from experiencing the pain and suffering the defect has caused you.
Get Help if You've Experienced This Type of Car Accident
Having the experience and skill of a qualified vehicle accident attorney likeJeremy Rosenthal at your side brings more than just “peace of mind”. It's the security of knowing absolutely that your legal rights were cared for throughout the process and that your interests weren't abused by the insurance companies. Call 303-825-2223 today for an appointment to discuss the next steps for your claim.