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If you’ve been in a car accident in Southern Florida, Florida law allows you to file a personal injury claim if your injuries and losses were caused by someone’s negligence or willful act. For example, if someone deliberately drove into your car in a road rage incident or because they were driving under the influence, you may have a claim.


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Mechanical breakdowns are a common cause of car collisions. While everyone can make a mistake, drivers are expected to take reasonable precautions to avid putting other users of the road at risk, and this includes taking good care of their vehicle to make it road worthy. When they fail to do so and their actions cause injury, they can be held liable.


Let’s take a closer look at the most common mechanical causes of car crashes, so you can take steps to avoid these hazards.

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Mercedes-Benz has announced an ambitious plan called Vision Zero. The goal is to offer accident-free driving for all Mercedes-Benz cars by the year 2025. By 2030, the company has a goal of greatly reducing injuries and car accident deaths in its cars.


How does the car manufacturer hope to do that? They will be using:

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While human error is a leading cause of car collisions, mechanical failure is also a common reason why motorists are in an accident. While you can drive very safely, if your car has serious design or manufacturing flaws, you are still at risk of tire blowouts, overheating engines, failing brakes, ignition problems, and other common mechanical failures.


Preventing Mechanical Failure Accidents in Oakland Park

While you don’t control how careful manufacturers are when they design and build your car, there are steps you can take to prevent common mechanical failures:

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Many car collisions in Coconut Creek, including sideswipe collisions, T-bone accidents, rear end shunt crashes, and other collisions, are caused by driver error. However, many crashes are also caused by faulty car parts of defective car designs.


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When you’re in a car collision, you may at first consider the other driver to be the liable party. This may be true, but in some collisions, including some single-vehicle crashes in Hallandale Beach, defective automobile parts cause the crash and the injuries. In these situations, the injured parties may have a claim against the car manufacturer.


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In Westchester and across South Florida, car collisions happen for many reasons, including driver error and road conditions. A common cause of car crashes, however, is vehicle design. Defective designs can lead to driver distraction, poor performance, and other mechanical issues which lead to a collision.


If you have been in a car collision in Westchester, it is important to consult with a car collision attorney. Some factors contributing to your traffic crash, such as mechanical defects, may not be immediately obvious. By finding all potential liable parties, your attorney can help you pursue the fairest compensation possible for your injuries.

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Car accidents are caused by many factors and in many cases, drivers assume either negligence or human error are the cause of their collision. However, faulty design and manufacturing defects can also contribute to car collisions.

Car manufacturers have an obligation to produce a safe product. They must meet certain standards and are expected to test their cars to make sure they are safe. Unfortunately, unsafe cars end up on our streets all the time. Common mechanical defects include:

  • tire defects which can cause tire blowouts and rollovers

When we talk about safe driving in Hollywood and South Florida, we often talk about avoiding distraction, drunk driving, and other dangers. While these are all important, it’s also crucial to set up your vehicle so it helps you drive safely.


If you drive often or drive for work, especially, it is important to ensure your car is set up for ergonomics. You can do this by reading your car manual and:

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New cars and trucks have driver assistance systems (ADAs), and some experts say these systems can help cut car accidents in Hollywood and across the country. Driver assistance systems include features such as blind spot alerts, parking sensors, backup cameras, automatic braking, collision alerts, pedestrian detection, lane keeping systems, auto high beam lighting, and other features. They are designed to step in and help drivers with driving skills alone don’t work.


While much has been written about how driverless car technology may eventually stop accidents, these driver assistance systems may already be reducing collisions. In fact, studies and polls have found drivers with driver assistance systems have reported these systems have already helped them avoid crashes. Continue reading →

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