Unsafe vehicles on Hollywood and Florida roads are subject to mechanical failure, whether the issue is poor maintenance or faulty design. Poorly maintained brakes and tires may give out while a motorist is trying to pass on a highway, causing a serious accident. Faulty car design can mean that a driver suddenly finds themselves losing control of their car, rear-ending the vehicle in front of them.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group understand the issues involved in serious and fatal car accidents caused by mechanical failure. If you have been injured because your brakes or tires failed or because a vehicle failed to function correctly, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our attorneys have recovered more than $100 million in compensation on behalf of thousands of clients and we would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your potential case.Factors that Can Lead to Mechanical Failure
Driving safely and responsibly is the best way to prevent car collisions. Sometimes, though, despite our best efforts faulty car parts and other factors can lead our cars to malfunction. The most common causes of mechanical failure in cars can include:
- Design defects
- Faulty manufacturing
- Poor maintenance
- Drivers not following a maintenance schedule or refusing a mechanic’s advice
- Poor maintenance work performed by body shops or mechanics
- Overloading a vehicle with too much weight, placing too much strain on the car’s systems
- Driving too long without tune-ups
- Not checking brake pads and other basic car systems for problems
- Ignoring recalls
- Not checking information about recalls
- Not checking the safety or soundness of a recently bought used car
- Speeding excessively or otherwise not using the car as it was meant to be used
- Altering the car without the input or advice of a qualified professional
Any of these issues can lead to mechanical failure, which can include:
- Brake failure
- Air bags failing to deploy
- Tire blowouts or flat tires
- Air bags that deploy unexpectedly
- Car systems catching on fire or overheating so that they cause burns or property damage
- Seat belts that fail to restrain passengers in the event of a collision
Any mechanical failure can be dangerous or deadly. An exploding tire, for example, can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle and veer into other lanes, causing sideswipe accidents or even a multiple-vehicle collision. Brake failure can lead to a single-vehicle crash or a rear-end crash. If speed is a factor, this type of collision can be fatal.
Each year, drivers and passengers sustain serious and sometimes even life-threatening injuries due to detective or unsafe vehicles. In some cases, car manufacturers know about a design flaw but fail to issue a recall. In other cases, the recall comes too late. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell whether poor maintenance or a design or manufacturing flaw has caused a crash or an injury.
In all cases, you may wish to speak to a personal injury attorney if something has gone wrong with a vehicle and this has caused injury. Seeking compensation can ensure that you don’t have to pay for high medical costs alone and can be an important way to pressure car makers to issue recalls on dangerous products.
At the law offices of Flaxman Law Group, our attorneys understand the risks of poor vehicle design, poor maintenance, and mechanical malfunctions. Our attorneys work with investigators, engineers, and other professionals to build strong cases – even if the liable parties involved are large automobile manufacturers. If you or your family is dealing with a serious injury following a car accident, contact the law offices of Flaxman Law Group for a confidential and free consultation to discuss your situation.