Defective Car or Car Part/s – A Manufacturer’s Negligence
The construction of bridges to connect one city to another and the continuous improvement of roads and highways have made travelling by car just more convenient than ever. Car manufacturers, not intending to be left behind by all the improvements going on in the transport system, have also embarked on the production of not only better looking cars, but cars that are equipped with the latest technological features that will help ensure road safety to significantly reduce the number of road accidents.
The greater challenge, however, rests on the government in advocating programs, enforcing road traffic laws and implementing manufacturing standards that will keep accidents to a minimum total annually. Thus, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), still alarmed with the more than 35,000 fatal car crashes every year, has embarked on a stricter campaign against reckless drivers, speedsters and, most especially, drunk drivers.
Any type of car accident is always a threat. It always results to property damage, (minor of severe) injuries or, worse, death. And, based on studies conducted by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the NHTSA, drivers who are most prone to accidents are those aged between 15 and 24.
Though majority of car crashes are due to driver’s fault, there are still occasions when the cause is beyond a driver’s control, such as defective car parts, to which a car manufacturer can be held totally liable. Any defect in a car can definitely lead to an accident. Thus, there have been instances when a manufacturer would even recall a certain car model, due to defective parts, even if such recall would prove to be too costly: life is definitely more valuable than property, anyway.
On its website, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, believes that, in the case of car defects, a manufacturer should employ means that will rectify the mistake committed, even if it means making a recall. The fact is, defective cars are results of negligence or carelessness, which may involve a failure to do something which is part of the manufacturing process, or doing/adding something that should not have been done/added. Negligence requires the manufacturer to compensate anyone who may suffer from any harm that is a consequence of a defective car or car part.
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