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Cleanup after Hurricane Ian continues, and if you’ve been thinking of buying a car, perhaps because your own vehicle was damaged, you need to be careful. Many flooded cars from the storm are expected to end up on the resale market, and driving these cars can be dangerous. They can even cause you to end up in a car accident.

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Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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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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The tires of your car help get you to your destination safely. While we don’t think of them often, tire failure can lead to catastrophic sideswipe, head-on, and T-bone accidents in Deerfield Beach and other communities by causing drivers to lose control of their cars.

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The biggest dangers when it comes to tires include:

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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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Each year, residents of Coral Gables and other South Florida communities contact the team at Flaxman Law Group after suffering serious injuries in car collisions involving tankers. Unfortunately, these crashes can cause serious and even permanent injury, and sometimes survivors have a challenging time getting a fair settlement from insurance companies unless they file a claim.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Being in a car accident in Hollywood or South Florida can be a problem, leading to serious injury. However, there are other dangers on the road, too. For example, if your car breaks down on a highway or major road, you could be at risk of a secondary accident, pedestrian accident, and other injuries.

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If you ever find your car breaking down on a major road or highway, there are a few things you will want to do to reduce your risk:

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In Hollywood, Miami and other South Florida communities, golf is a very popular activity. The warm weather allows for golfing year-round and the region has some of the best greens in the country. Golf carts are a part of the game and with a large population of seniors in South Florida, golf carts are often used to get around a course.

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However, golf carts are not just used at the golf course. In many cases, residents use these vehicles to get around. In fact, street-legal golf carts are permitted by federal laws on streets with speed limits of 35 mph. Putting golf carts, even street-legal ones, on the road with much larger vehicles which are allowed to drive much faster can be dangerous.

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According to some cyber security experts, modern cars may pose a new crash risk because of the use of software and modern technology in the vehicles. As cars become more autonomous and include more technology, security experts have said hackers can start accessing cars with high connectivity. According to some authorities on the subject, cars can be used to cause accidents or can even be weaponized.

Cars built since 2005 already have the technology to be hacked. In fact, some researchers from New York University have stated some car accidents may already be caused in part by hacking or software issues. We simply have not been checking for this cause of accidents.

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