Can defective auto parts contribute to crashes?

When residents of Kentucky like you get involved in a car crash, there can be many different contributing factors. One factor that can be overlooked is the possibility that faulty auto parts were involved. At the Law Office of Richard Hay, we carefully examine all angles of what may or may not cause an accident, including defective parts from the auto manufacturer.

Design defects can contribute to the potential of injury in a crash scenario. These defects can come in many forms. Some of the most commonly affected parts of a car include:

  • Seatbelts
  • Door latches
  • Air bags
  • Seat design

Safety features associated with these car parts are designed to help contain your body properly in the event of a collision. When they suffer from manufacturing defects, they may not be able to hold you correctly. They can even contribute to injury by disallowing your body the proper movement to avoid bone breaks or muscular strain, or by failing to restrain you entirely. There may also be a lack of rollover stability, which can cause severe physical damage in the event that your car rolls.

Design defects can also affect vital parts of the car like the braking or steering system. Defects in these areas make it impossible for you to avoid a collision in the first place by hampering your ability to swerve or stop in time.

If you have gotten into a car crash recently and think that defective or faulty auto parts might have something to do with it, take a look at our web page on motor vehicle crashes, linked here.