Although it really shouldn’t happen, in the back of your mind, you’re always going to expect that something will go wrong with a car that you’ve bought second hand. Most people accept that a used car will cost them more in repairs than a new model, in no small part down to the fact that new cars typically come with a warranty. But that’s the chance you take. Picking up a second hand car can be something of a lottery, even if you’re a bit of a car enthusiast who knows plenty about what goes on under the bonnet.
When you shell out on a new car however, you will be well within your rights to assume that everything will be in full working order as soon as you drive it off the forecourt and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The fact that your new motor will start to depreciate in value as soon as you get one mile on the clock will give you the right to expect no maintenance issues for a fair old while.
With most new car purchases, things will go smoothly, unless you’re very unlucky. But on rare occasions, cars are shipped with faults in them. Sometimes these are picked up and cars are recalled by their manufacturer. Other times they are not.
On rare occasions an issue might be identified by a car maker but no action will be taken to inform motorists who have bought the affected model. Under all of these circumstances, you might be able to take personal injury action against a car manufacturer with the aid and assistance of top 100% no win no fee solicitors in Hunstanton if you’re injured in a road traffic accident that came about as a result of a fault on your car.
If it transpired that its maker knew about the fault but failed to take action to put things right, you could be in line for a large pay-out if you were to secure the services of good solicitors in Hunstanton.
Car faults and solicitors in Hunstanton
Throughout the early 2000s, a number of road deaths in the US were linked to faulty ignition switches in cars. These turned the engine off when the car was in use. You don’t have to be a road traffic investigator to work out how dangerous this could be for a driver when travelling at speed. It transpired that the maker knew about the fault and, at the time of writing, the company was facing multi-million-dollar law suits from victims’ families.
If you’re injured as a result of a fault on a car, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out if it might be able to offer you solicitors in Hunstanton representation. Just dial 0800 689 0500 now.