Although most car accidents are caused by driver error, this is not always the case. Sometimes a defective part of a car may either cause an accident or contribute to the accident and the injuries suffered. Yearly, you hear of more recalls of cars due to a defective part or a manufacturing fault. New Jersey accident victims may have suffered severe injuries in the cars they expected would keep them and their families safe.
Cars are made up of hundreds of different moving parts. The problem is that if one of these parts fails, it can lead to a disaster. Often, parts designed to keep the occupants of a vehicle safe are the defective parts you read about most often.
Airbags not deploying or deploying incorrectly, seat belts unbuckling in an accident, car roofs collapsing, electrical faults leading to fires and brake failures are a few of the defects that can cause accidents or lead to injuries. When this happens, it is important to make sure you preserve any supporting evidence. When you take photos or videos of the accident scene, as well as the car, it can be very helpful.
Should it be documented that the accident was caused due to a faulty product, New Jersey victims, who have suffered severe injuries, may choose to file an auto product liability claim against the parties considered responsible. Cases involving defective auto parts are complex and require the assistance of a legal expert. Your lawyer will be able to advise you on all aspects of the process, such as what expert testimony will be required, when is it okay to get your car repaired and much more.
Source: hg.org, “What to do When a Defective Part Caused Your Car Accident“, Nov. 4, 2014
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