Millions of people in the United States depend on their vehicles on a daily basis, to convey them to and from work or school, or to take them on errands that they need to run. While many vehicles are safe and completely reliable, some, sadly, are released to consumers with dangerous defects that could put drivers and others at risk for being involved in a car accident. Vehicle defects are responsible for thousands of injuries and fatalities annually across the country, and negligent manufacturers who created these vehicles and are responsible for their defects should have to answer for their actions.
Cars and trucks are extremely complex pieces of machinery, and even a small mistake during the design or construction phase of making a vehicle could cause a serious vehicle defect. While a minor mistake might not seem like a big deal at the time, if it leads to a vehicle not working properly, this could significantly increase the risk of a person being involved in an accident, and sustaining injuries.
A vehicle might be defective in a lot of ways, but typically, defects affect only one or two aspects of a vehicle. Unfortunately, these aspects are often huge safety features. Several common vehicle defects involve:
* Brake problems
* Steering problems
* Tire blow outs
* Seat belt defects
* Child safety seats
As you can see, any defect in the above areas may increase the risk for injury in the event of a car accident, and might even cause the car accident to happen.
No one should have to face the effects of a vehicle defect without some kind of help. Treating injuries caused by car accidents can be expensive, but if a vehicle defect has caused your accident, you might be eligible for financial compensation. Contact some experienced Rhinelander car accident lawyers today to discuss how you might pursue this compensation.