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Why you should check for auto defects after a collision

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to explore all potential causes of that wreck so that you can better determine which liable parties may be held accountable for the harm that you have suffered.

For example, a defective auto part may have played a part in the cause(s) of your recent collision. Even if you cannot immediately locate information about a recall affecting your vehicle, it’s generally wise to seek legal guidance so that you can rule out whether an undiscovered defect affected your car or a defective part impacted the performance of another vehicle involved in the wreck.

What to expect

A thorough investigation should likely be conducted with regard to your accident before you commit to a legal strategy. A legal team and those well-versed in accident reconstruction can scrutinize the details of the crash to determine whether a defective auto part contributed to the incident. This might involve reviewing accident reports and analyzing the vehicle’s maintenance history.

Identifying a defective auto part as a contributing factor to your accident can significantly impact the amount of compensation you’re entitled to. It can open the door to claims for damages not only against an at-fault driver but also against the manufacturer or other parties in the supply chain.

It isn’t always easy to determine whether an auto defect has played a role in a crash. Therefore, you’ll need to expect that your legal team will need to do some digging before you can make truly informed decisions about your rights and options under the law in the wake of a crash. However, if there are significant damages at stake, it may be an effort that is worth the wait.


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