Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 22, 2021 in Auto Accidents
Maintaining a car can be very expensive, particularly as you put more and more miles on it. The cost of oil changes, tire rotations, changing the battery, replacing hoses and other maintenance can add up quickly. Unexpected problems with your car can also be very costly and inconvenient.
Unfortunately, many people do not spend the time or money to keep their car in proper working order. Many people drive on underinflated tires or with their check engine light on for a long period of time without taking the car to a mechanic. Oversights like these could make a car more dangerous to drive and contribute to a crash.
Victims of these crashes may be able to hold the other driver liable for not maintaining his or her vehicle. Your lawyer would need to link poor maintenance to the crash. For example, maybe the other driver lost control because a tire blew out and the driver should have known the tire was underinflated.
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There are a wide variety of vehicle maintenance issues that could end up causing a car crash. If these things factored into your crash, you may have a claim against the other driver for negligence.
Linking the other driver’s failure to maintain his or her vehicle to the cause of the crash can be difficult. Your lawyer may need to do a thorough investigation to uncover the state of the vehicle before the crash. The police report and witness statements may also play an important role in the case. Dash cam footage or other video footage may also be important if it is available.
If you can take pictures at the scene of the crash, it could go a long way in helping to validate your claim. For example, pictures of a tire that blew out on the road could be very useful. The pictures may indicate the age of the tire, whether the treads were worn down, and the spot where the blowout happened.
If the other driver’s headlights or taillights were out and this caused the crash, make sure to tell the responding police officer so he or she will note it in the police report.
In some cases, repair shops face some amount of liability for the crash – maybe the other driver took the car to get repaired, but the repair shop did a poor job or ignored something.
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