What Kind of Defects Exist In a Motor Vehicle Accident?

As consumers, we expect that the vehicles and parts we buy are going to be safe and keep us from suffering serious harm. While this is most often the case, it doesn’t always happen because of the possibility of defective products.

These defects can be the direct cause of vehicle accidents and it’s important for individuals to truly understand how this can happen. These are some of the most dangerous defects that a driver may experience with their vehicle.

Defects with the Steering

The steering column, wiring, or power steering system can all cause problems when defective and prevent a driver from properly controlling their vehicle. The steering wheel is complete with a number of components, all of which are necessary to ensure safe driving. Any time one of these fails can be dangerous.

Tire Issues and Defects

Whether there is an issue with the amount of tread or a problem with tread separation, tires can become dangerous when not properly built or when defects occur. Some potential defects could include faulty tire stems, ruptures, and more.

Seatbelt Defects

You hear all the time that putting on your seatbelt is one of the first things you should do when you get in your vehicle. This is because safety is a priority. When something compromises the seatbelt and a defect is present, it may become unlocked due to function errors, putting passengers at serious risk.

Wiring Issues

Many of the vehicles on the road have extensive amounts of wiring that help control varying components of the vehicles. Unfortunately, there can be problems with wiring that would prevent drivers from properly controlling their vehicles.

Unfortunately, there are a number of potential issues that can arise and cause serious collisions. When they do, the injured party may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective part to seek compensation for any damages that may have occurred.

At The Gatti Law Firm, our Oregon car accident lawyers work hard to help you when you need us most. You deserve to hold the negligent parties accountable and we’re here to guide you through the process, protect your rights, and put your best interests first.

Call us today at (503) 543-1114 to learn more.

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