We all understand the risks we face every time we get behind the wheel. A Bucks County car accident can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving you with a serious injury and unable to earn a living. You could also be left facing a mountain of medical bills you can’t pay.
It is estimated that between 30,000 and 40,000 people lose their lives each year in car accidents across America. Unfortunately, many of these deaths could have been prevented by the automobile manufacturer.
Automobile defects are believed to be responsible for many otherwise preventable automobile deaths in America. Whether at the design phase or the actual assembling of a vehicle, auto defects can exist and prove to pose a grave threat to you and your family.
Common auto defects
Auto defects come in all different shapes and sizes. However, understanding the common types of auto defects can help you understand what to research and look for when shopping for a vehicle. Some of them include:
- Brake malfunctions: We take braking systems for granted. We expect them to work every time we press down on the brake pedal. If your brakes are not working properly, you might find it difficult to avoid an accident
- seat belt malfunctions: Data reinforces the fact that seat belts save lives. Unfortunately, not all seat belts latch correctly. Though the malfunction may not lead to a car accident, it can increase the severity of your injury exponentially
- Tire defects: A tire defect can lead to a blowout. The faster your vehicle is traveling when this occurs, the more dangerous your accident will be
Proving your case
Proving that an auto defect was responsible for or resulted in your injury is no small hill to climb. You can count on the fact that your auto manufacturer will utilize their deep pockets to defend their interests. They have an almost unlimited access to attorneys and expert witnesses to prove their case. That is why you should speak to an experienced Bucks County car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Having your own accident attorney will put your auto manufacturer and the other insurance company on notice that you mean business. They know that your attorney will not allow them to take advantage of you and will defend your position vigorously.
Contact us today to learn more about your car accident case and to order a free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident and believe that an auto defect played a role, contact one of our experienced Bucks County car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.