All drivers aspire to be as safe as they can be on the road. They learn to be cautious themselves and to drive defensively, or to be wary of drivers that are not operating their vehicles as cautiously as they are. However, at times they find that no matter how cautious they are, they cannot avoid falling victim to a dangerous accident. This can occur when there is a problem, a defect or malfunction with the vehicle itself. In these cases, a driver who is doing everything right could still lose control of their vehicle and cause a dangerous accident. It is important for drivers to be wary of these dangers so that they know how to recognize them and avoid them if they occur.
According to the website jeffsampsonlaw.com, common car defects or malfunction a driver could encounter include: seat belt defects, brake malfunction, tire defects, air bag defects, child car seat defects. These defects can be dangerous in that they cause an accident, or they can worsen an accident that is already underway if it is the safety features malfunctioning. Either way, the driver and passengers of a malfunctioning vehicle are in great danger. Drivers rely on their vehicles to function properly and to protect them In the case of a severe crash. If a vehicle malfunctions to the point it is beyond the control of the driver, than the driver cannot be held accountable for the resulting accident.
Car accidents can result in tragic injuries. In many cases car accidents are just that- accidents. They could not have been prevented by any one party. However in some cases accidents are not the fault of the driver, but were preventable by another party, such as a manufacturer, who should recall the car if there is a serious defect. This is the case in instances where the car itself malfunctions or parts are defective and this causes the driver to crash. In these cases the victim of such an accident may be owed certain damages.