Manufacturers don’t always publicize their recalls, so you may be driving a car that’s not exactly safe. This is why you should frequently check for any kind of recall information from your car manufacturer.
But what if you get in a car accident caused by a defective car part? Whether or not a potential accident ends up being your fault, it may be a defect in your car that contributes either to the accident or to your injuries.
If this ever happens, you have the right to file a lawsuit and get compensation for your injuries. Here are the most crucial steps you should take after a defective car accident.
Preserve All Evidence
This is very important. You need to document every little piece of evidence right after a car accident so that you can support your claim. Take pictures of every part of your vehicle and the entire accident scene. Record a video to perfectly document everything from every angle.
You should also take pictures of your injuries because that’s just as important. You’ll need proof of your injuries when trying to receive compensation for them.
Don’t Repair Your Car
This cannot be emphasized enough. Do not repair your car until you get an attorney, who can take all the right steps for inspecting and testing your vehicle to prove the accident was the manufacturer’s fault.
If you get your car repaired, you will simply wash away the evidence, and that’s certainly not what you want to do. An attorney will thoroughly investigate the case, and have the right experts take a look and inspect all the defective car parts.
Hire an Attorney
A good attorney will give you the necessary legal advice for supporting your claim and getting the right compensation you deserve. Not only will they help you with the car investigation and inspection, but they’ll also help you file a lawsuit and receive reimbursement for your car damages, lost wages, medical bills resulting from physical injuries, and mental suffering.
How Vasilatos Injury Law Can Help
Getting in a car accident is truly a terrifying and stressful experience, not to mention that it can cause serious injuries, at best. If you, or someone you know, ever get in a car accident caused by a defective car part, be sure to follow the aforementioned steps. If the manufacturer’s negligence caused the accident, you have the right to compensation.
If this ever happens, we’re here for you. Vasilatos Injury Law can help you take all the necessary steps for vehicle inspection and filing a lawsuit against your car’s manufacturer. Our attorneys have years of experience in the field, and they’re highly specialized in these kinds of cases.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch to tell us about your case and find out more about how we can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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