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2 defects that contribute to car accidents

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2022 | Car Accidents

Unsafe driving practices (like drunk and fatigued driving, speeding and reckless driving) are a major cause of auto accidents, these are not the only dangers motorists contend with. Car defects due to manufacturer problems or lack of maintenance can also lead to a tragic car wreck. 

If you are hurt in a car accident that is not your fault, it is important that you do not overlook the possible defects that could have led to the wreck. Attributing the crash to possible defects can help you discover more liable parties when pursuing your Texas car accident claim

Here are two common defects that can lead to a car wreck.

Tire defects

Car tires are quite expensive. As such, it is not uncommon for some motorists to want to extend their lives. Unfortunately, this can be a costly mistake. Besides manufacturer negligence, tire defects can happen when you install the wrong tires on the vehicle or when you retain overly worn tires. Either situation can result in a devastating accident when the tire bursts or separates from the tread. 

Brake defects

Thanks to increased sophistication and advances in car technology, the kinds of errors that cars come with are bound to increase. As far as brakes go, defects can happen in the car’s hydraulic system (such as brake fluid leakage), in the electrical system (such as failure of brake lights) or in the mechanical component (such as inappropriate brake pad material). A faulty braking system can lead to a range of accidents such as rear-end collisions and pedestrian accidents. 

If you are hurt following a car accident that is attributable to vehicle defects, you deserve justice. Find out how you can safeguard your rights and interests while pursuing damages after a car accident.