Some of the Kensington and Chelsea road traffic accidents that happen are the result of car design defects. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen too often. Most car manufacturers issue warnings to people who have bought the faulty models, and they get taken to car dealerships for what is normally a warranty repair. But they can happen from time to time, and when they do, they can cause severe injury and even death.
The spotting of intrinsic design faults
The build quality on modern cars is usually excellent. But when you stop to think about it, there are hundreds of components that go together to make an automobile, any of which can go wrong or develop a malfunction. When the fault is an intrinsic design fault, it often doesn’t get spotted until there have been several accidents.
Designs fault are usually quite random
Designs faults can occur in any part of a car. The most critical areas are the braking systems and the steering; when anything goes wrong in with these systems, the outcome can be catastrophic. The suspension also plays a crucial role with regard to the stability of a vehicle.
A design fault that could have increased the number of Kensington and Chelsea road traffic accidents
Design faults can happen to any car manufacturer. In 2013, Toyota announced a problem with the third-generation Prius. It was a potential weakness in the braking system, one which if left unchecked could have added significantly to the number Kensington and Chelsea road traffic accidents, and RTAs elsewhere in the UK. As it was, they called back 242,000 cars worldwide, 4,947 of which were in the UK.
Launching personal injury claims
When products malfunction, people often make product liability claims; but if that malfunction causes a significant injury, the injury victim is legally and morally entitled to compensation, and launching a personal injury claim via a claims specialist like Accident Advice Helpline is the best way to proceed.
Have you got 30 seconds to spare?
The size of compensation awards varies tremendously depending on the nature and severity of the injury. To get an idea of how much compensation you might be due following an injury sustained because of a design fault in your car, or another car if appropriate, you can use the compensation calculator that you’ll find on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. It won’t cost you anything except your time – and only 30 seconds at that!
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Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown