Did you know that vehicle defects could cause you to suffer catastrophic injuries? It is always better to be safe than sorry when choosing a vehicle. However, many people choose a vehicle that they believe is safe but only later realize is subject to crashes and other damages, as a result of vehicle defects.
The most common vehicle defects have appeared in the news in many recent years because of people being critically injured or even killed because of the manufacturer’s inability to warn or properly put together claims. What follows are the ten most common vehicle defects that you should be aware of when purchasing a car.
Being mindful of defects and responding to any notifications from your dealer about problems can help you minimize these issues. These defects include:
- Fuel pumps
- Door latch mechanisms
- Braking systems
- Steering components
- Windshield wipers
- Taillights and headlights
If you have already been involved in an accident that you believe to have been caused by vehicle defects, you may have grounds to file a claim against the at-fault driver, as well as the manufacturer of any defective products. Consulting with an injury lawyer promptly can help you figure out who could be liable in your case.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines