The most common thought that runs through a person’s mind when they think “car accident” is “driver fault”, yet that’s not the only reason why a car crash can happen. Cars are very complicated machines. A sudden mechanical failure can cause a car to become uncontrollable. That’s what happened in a recent accident in Charlotte.
Three people sustained minor injuries after a tire blew out on a car. That caused the car to swerve into the other lane and crash into another vehicle.
The US Department of Transportation says that roughly 20% of all crashes are due to mechanical failure. The owner of the car with the failure is usually liable for damages, but other parties could also be liable such as the mechanic that installed the part or the manufacturer. It can be difficult to track down exactly where the problem arose, since a problem in a part may not arise until months or even years after installation.
In complicated cases like this, that’s where skilled attorneys come into play. We know the laws, and we know how to argue for your just compensation. Whether we need to file suit against the driver, the mechanic, or even seek information for a class action against a manufacturer, the attorneys at Auger & Auger can help. Call our offices for more information and a free consultation.