Car accidents are very common in the State of California, and unfortunately, most of these accidents leave severe or even fatal consequences in the people who suffer them. But what are the most common causes of these accidents? Today we will focus on accidents caused by defective car parts.
Data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that defective parts were the critical cause of approximately 2% of the vehicle accidents they surveyed. This means that more than 44,000 of the accidents they reviewed were caused by vehicle failures nationwide.
The factors that usually cause failures in automobiles are:
Defective design: is when the design of the vehicle or part has been manufactured unreasonably dangerous for drivers and passengers.
Manufacturing Defects: occur when the vehicle and its parts were designed correctly but were manufactured incorrectly or with defective materials.
Warning Defects: These are generally failures to label or warn users about risks or hazards inherent in the product or prevent improper use that could result in injury or death.
Here are some of the most common injuries caused by the defect in a car:
Airbag failures: Airbags can cause burns during malfunction and deploy with too much or too little force during an accident.
Faulty seat belts and restraint systems: Seatbelts can suddenly unbuckle and allow the user or a child seat to be thrown from the car during an accident.
Defects in the electrical and fuel system: These defects can cause serious and sudden fires that injure drivers or passengers. Additionally, these can cause severe burns and trigger multiple vehicle accidents due to driver panic or pain.
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