Vehicle Defects

You are driving down the road in your car, and a deer jumps out in front of your vehicle. In a situation like this you expect your car to be in top form, everything from the brakes to the structural integrity of the vehicle. In a tight situation you cannot be worried out any defects that you vehicle might have had before, because in an accident is when things matter.

Defective vehicles are more common than one might think. Defects can include:

  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Seatbelts
  • Airbags
  • Structural Integrity
  • Roll Over Susceptibility
  • Poor Maintenance

Usually, defects can be divided into two types:

  • Design and Manufacturing Defects
  • Maintenance Defects

The design and manufacturing defects apply to the way your car was built by the manufacturer. If your tires are susceptible to blow outs in extreme temperatures, this would be a defect by the manufacturer. While you may not have taken care of your brakes and they may give out due to poor maintenance, this would be a maintenance defect.

Keeping your car in good working order is only the first step to keeping you and your family from harm. It is important that, if you are in an accident, you have a mechanic check to see if there were nay defects that could have been the cause of the accident.

Contact a Rhinelander Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has be been injured by a vehicle defect, contact a Rhinelander product liability attorney for more information about your legal options. Call 715-365-1900 today.