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Defective Vehicles and Car Accidents

There are many causes of car accidents; some of the most common include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Road conditions
  • Weather conditions
  • Construction work

Another common cause of car accidents is defective vehicles. A defective vehicle will fail to prevent an accident, fail to lessen the impact of the accident, or cause the accident. Most defective vehicles have one or more parts that are not properly working.

Common vehicle defects include:

  • Defective airbags
  • Defective seatbelts
  • Defective fuel tanks
  • Defective brakes
  • Faulty pedals that catch
  • Defective tires

SUVs and Car Accidents

It is common knowledge that SUVs cause rollovers. This is due to the fact that the car manufacturers do not correct the issues that make SUVs prone to roll over. An SUV is much narrower than a passenger vehicle and has a higher center of gravity. This combination makes the SUV easy to tip over while turning a corner or while making a defensive move to avoid an accident.

Passengers in SUVs are seriously injured or killed in SUV accidents. SUVs have weak roofs that crumble in rollover accidents. SUVs were originally manufactured with roll bars when they were strictly for off-road use. Car manufacturers removed the roll bar when they started manufacturing SUVs for passenger vehicles.

If you have been the victim of a defective vehicle in the Orlando, Florida area, please contact the law offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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