A common misconception is that all auto accidents are due to driver error. The truth is that even safe and responsible drivers can become involved in serious motor vehicle accidents. This is particularly likely if the automobiles they are driving contain a dangerous defect.
A defective part or system is usually a result of poor design or from an accidental occurrence in the manufacturing process. Minor defects include things such as defects in the paint, tint, compartments, and some interior materials. More dangerous defects that affect the car’s safety include problems with the engine, mirrors, or brakes.
Other dangerous cases that have been reported include faulty headlights that have caused accidents due to minimal night visibility. Exterior material defects have left people unprotected during an accident. Other cases have included defective seat belts that do not lock after a sudden jerk to the vehicle and air bags that do not deploy at the right time.
Oil leakage, overheating parts, and certain cruise control systems have been shown to cause fires in certain vehicles. This problem can cause an accident or exacerbate the effects of one.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective motor vehicle, a Lake Geneva auto defect attorney can explain your options. You may be able to win compensation for your medical bills, missed work, property damage, and other losses.
There are expert attorneys that can help those who have had to face these or other cases of defective automobiles. If you or someone you know has been injured due to an auto defect, contact the Lake Geneva car defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.