What if the accident was caused by mechanical malfunction?

As motor vehicles become ever more technologically advanced, it’s easy for drivers to start taking their safety on the road for granted. It goes without saying, however, that accidents still happen and that they generally happen because someone has been negligent. In the case of most road traffic accidents the negligent party will be another road user, and any compensation case will consist of an attempt to demonstrate that this negligence occurred and that it resulted in somebody sustaining an injury.

If you have been injured because someone else was negligent then it’s only fair that you should be able to claim compensation. Even apparently ‘minor’ injuries can have a major effect upon your life, disrupting your ability to earn a living and causing stress and anxiety. You’ve already suffered due to someone else’s actions so it’s extremely unfair that you should go on suffering into the future.

In some cases the accident in question may have been caused by a mechanical malfunction in one of the cars involved rather than the actions of a driver. The brakes may have failed, for example, or the steering jammed. There have been high profile cases of cars which have been involved in accidents after the accelerator jammed and of other models with airbags which explode too violently. No matter what the details of the case, any road user has the right to expect that the vehicle they’re using is safe and fit to drive. If it isn’t, then you’ve been severely let down and shouldn’t really be expected to foot the bill in either physical or financial terms.

A successful claim for compensation will consist of proving that the accident in question was caused by a mechanical malfunction and that, in turn, it led to you suffering an injury. An experienced lawyer will take the details of your accident from you and use these as the basis for your claim. A claim of this kind, against a large organisation such as a car manufacturer, can be complex and lengthy, with expert analysis of the car parts in question perhaps required. Your lawyer will know this and will see to it that you are kept fully informed every step of the way, right up to the moment when you hopefully receive the compensation which is due to you.


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