Vehicle Defects: Sometimes the Car Is to Blame for a Cape Coral Accident

by Carmen Dellutri on April 22, 2013

Port Charlotte injury attorneyAutomakers recalled about 16.2 million vehicles in 2012, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Commission.  Toyota issued the most with 12 recalls involving 5,330,643 vehicles. Honda was not far behind, with 16 recalls of 3,363,343 vehicles.

Auto defects can often dramatically increase the risk of a Cape Coral crash. Below are some of the most common:

  • Design defects: Some vehicles are designed poorly, which can lead to dangerous conditions like high rollover risk or poor structural integrity during a crash.
  • Faulty mechanical parts: When vehicle parts fail or were not installed properly, they can cause problems with the vehicle’s brake systems, sensors, steering and other key components.
  • Defective seat belts: When passenger restraint systems fail during an accident, the risk of injury rises dramatically.
  • Malfunctioning air bags: While airs bags are supposed to prevent vehicle occupants in the event of a crash, defects can cause them to deploy unexpectedly or not at all.
  • Defective Tires: Tire failure, including blowouts, can cause drivers to lose control of the vehicle and greatly increases the likelihood of a serious crash.

Unfortunately, some recalls don’t take place until after the defect results in serious injuries. In these cases, victims can often pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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