Jackson, MS Mechanical Problem Car Accidents
Jackson Attorneys Serving Car Accident Victims
Motor vehicle accidents often happen because of some action or inaction by the driver of the at-fault vehicle while they are behind the wheel. However, sometimes car accidents are caused by a mechanical issue with the vehicle itself. In such cases, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for the injuries suffered by victims of the accident. If you have been injured in a mechanical problem car accident, the Jackson car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to assist you in pursuing your claims against the at-fault parties. With over 30 attorneys and a large support staff, our firm has the resources and experience you will need to obtain recovery in your case.
Common Causes of Mechanical Problems in Vehicles
Mechanical problems are a common cause of motor vehicle accidents. With so many moving parts involved, there is always a risk that an important piece will malfunction at exactly the wrong time. Some of the most common mechanical problems that cause or contribute to wrecks include:
- Brake failures
- Transmission issues
- Tire blowouts
- Power steering problems
- Light malfunctions
Identifying the Responsible Party in an Accident Caused by Mechanical Problems
After mechanical problem car accidents, it can be hard to identify the party responsible for the accident. This is because it is often difficult to prove why the malfunction happened in the first place. An engineer may be required to inspect the vehicle and provide an opinion as to what exactly happened and why.
For example, imagine that the brakes fail on a car traveling through Jackson on I-55, causing the car to violently rear-end another vehicle that had slowed due to traffic congestion. One possible explanation for why the brakes failed is that the owner of the vehicle did not properly maintain the vehicle or bring it in for regular inspection. In that case, a jury would likely find that the owner of the vehicle is responsible for the damages and injuries caused by the accident.
However, it is also possible that the owner brought the vehicle in for regular maintenance but the repair shop was negligent in their inspection or repair of the vehicle. Under those circumstances, a jury might hold the repair shop responsible for the accident. Yet another possible explanation is that the brakes were improperly designed or manufactured, which could lead a jury to hold the manufacturer of the brakes or some entity along the line of distribution responsible for the accident. This is an example of a product liability claim asserted against the corporation that designed or manufactured the defective part.
With so many possible explanations for a mechanical problem, it is likely that the potentially responsible parties will all start pointing the finger at each other to avoid liability for the accident. For this reason, it is important to consult with an attorney experienced in car accident cases in Jackson, MS as soon after your accident as possible. Your attorney will investigate the facts of your accident and help you find the evidence you need to support your claims and pursue recovery for your losses. Failure to properly investigate the accident could result in a defendant not being properly named in the lawsuit.
Discuss Your Case with Our Jackson Attorneys Today
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we know how difficult it can be to pursue compensation in a mechanical problem car accident case. Nevertheless, our automobile accident lawyers are ready to fight for the rights of all of our injured clients, no matter how difficult the case may be. If you have a case that you would like to discuss with our experienced Jackson attorneys, call us today to schedule your free consultation. We can be reached toll-free at 800-529-4004 or through our online form. NST is the way to go.