A car accident is always a traumatic experience to those involved, especially when there is injury sustained. And what usually follows injuries is financial burden due to unexpected, costly medical treatment and lost wages, an effect of failure to report to work.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified over speeding, reckless and drunk-driving as among the top causes of car accidents in the United States; car accidents also happen to be one of the leading causes of death around the globe. But there are other causes of car accidents that have been identified by the NHTSA, as well as by other government agencies and private sectors, besides the three mentioned, which are all within drivers’ control.
These other causes include road or highway defects and defective car parts which, in turn, fall outside a drivers’ control. Defective car parts, particularly, post great risk to the safety of the driver and his/her passengers. Unless the defective part is readily visible or the vehicle owner (or his/her driver) has extensive knowledge about cars, then such defect may be traced and identified before it causes any harm.
Such is not the case, however; and many become victims of gruesome road mishaps due to these defects. Among the most common car parts that have caused severe injuries are airbags, tires, seatbelts and brakes.
Accidents due to car defects are also quite hard to prove. It will require both extensive and intensive investigation about the accident and plenty of evidence, more than just the testimony and arguments of the driver. And since you’re up against the car part’s manufacturer, who has the money and who will readily be defended by an attorney, saying that it will be a tough battle to fight is an unfair description.