The most common cause of mechanical failure-related accidents, tire problems can cause serious accidents. Tires that are worn, punctured, or over/underinflated can burst suddenly, causing the driver to lose control.
Brake failure is the second most common cause of accidents. The following are common causes of brake-related car accidents:
This third most common cause of car accidents related to mechanical failure is hard to document after a crash. Be sure to have your vehicle maintained on a regular basis to avoid this type of failure.
if the engine overheats or stops working suddenly, causing the car to break down, this can cause an accident. The main cause of engine failure is a lack of oil in the car.
If the vehicle’s lights are not working properly, it can be difficult to see during inclement weather or at night. In addition, oncoming vehicles may not see your car as they are approaching if the headlights are not working.
If the wipers break suddenly, causing a loss of visibility, this can cause a serious accident, particularly if you are driving on a busy highway. In addition to checking the windshield wipers regularly, make sure that there is plenty of windshield wiper fluid.
Based on the circumstances of the accident, one or more of the parties involved in an accident due to mechanical failure can be liable.
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