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Coral Gables Mechanical Failure

Distracted driving, drunk driving, and other driver errors are common causes of car accidents in Coral Gables and across the country. However, even when drivers are responsible and do everything possible in order to drive correctly, they can still be involved in a serious car accident. One of the most common causes of car accidents that are not caused due to driver error occur because of mechanical failure. Any component in a car can fail, and in some cases, these problems and defects within the car can lead to a serious or even fatal car crash.

It can be difficult to tell whether your car collision was caused by a product defect or a car defect. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience getting to the bottom of car accident causes and fighting aggressively for plaintiff rights. They can help you determine whether mechanical failure played a role in your accident and can help you determine what your legal rights are. To speak to a personal injury attorney at this full-service law firm, contact the law firm today for a free appointment.

Types of Mechanical Failure in Coral Gables

There are many types of mechanical failure that can lead to serious car crashes and injuries, including:

  • Brake failure
  • Malfunctioning tires
  • Defective engine parts or components
  • Defective seatbelts, safety seats, or air bags

It is an unfortunate fact that one of the most common causes of mechanical failure involves safety devices in cars. We expect that safety seats, airbags, and seatbelts will keep you and your family safe, but research has shown that the same systems can cause serious injuries when they malfunction. Safety seats, for example, can fail to properly restrain a child and can cause serious head injuries and spinal cord injuries.

Air bags can cause head injuries, facial injuries, and even suffocate a passenger if they do not deploy correctly. If they inflate prematurely or too late, they can cause serious injury themselves, apart from any injuries suffered as a result of an accident. If air bags fail to inflate on time, they may fail to prevent passenger from serious facial and head injuries. Seatbelts can cut into the skin and can even cause serious lacerations or fractures if they fail to act as expected. If they malfunction, they may also not prevent you from sustaining serious head injuries or even being thrown from the vehicle.

Seeking Justice After Your Coral Gables Traffic Collision

Manufacturers have an obligation to create safe cars and safe safety systems. When they fail to do so, injured passengers do have the right under Florida law to seek compensation for any injuries caused by this type of negligence.

If you think that your car reacted unusually just before your accident or if you think that mechanical failure played a role in your accident, contact Flaxman Law Group today to find out whether you have a case. Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with three offices in the South Florida area. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience helping plaintiffs just like you get justice and compensation for their injuries. Your initial consultation with us is free and comes with no obligation.

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