Immediately after a crash, a lot of things go through your head. You are probably wondering what you did wrong. At the same time, you probably want to know what the other driver did wrong. You might not even have gotten that far and are still trying to figure out what happened. However, not enough people stop to wonder if a defective part could have caused the accident.
While human error is easy to blame, defective parts can cause accidents. However, these are harder to prove, and there are a lot of things that you must prove in these cases.
Defective tires are a widespread defective parts claim. No matter what brand you go with, your tires will deteriorate. Proving that you have bald or severely worn tires is part of a defective tire plea.
A hazardous defect is when something is wrong with your airbags. Airbags should go off at a specific point in the crash to be most effective, and if they go off too late, they can cause serious injuries. In this case, you will need to prove that your airbags deployed at the wrong time.
Seatbelts are another object which you expect to protect you in a crash. If they fail, you can die. If the accident throws someone out of your vehicle due to a seatbelt breaking or becoming unclipped, you will need to prove this.
Any part of your vehicle can malfunction and cause an accident. These are just some of the most common causes of defective parts claims. Each of these has specific requirements you will need to prove for the case to be successful.