In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm explains accidents that occur as a result of broken windshields or vehicle poor maintenance
A car accident can be the result of many factors. However, when a motorist drives a car or truck that is in poor condition or requires immediate repairs, the chances of causing an accident increase, as do the chances for being found at fault for the accident. The Miami lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm, suggest that all motorists make sure of the following when they are operating their vehicle on Florida avenues, streets, and roadways.
- Brake system is in proper condition
- Belts are in proper condition
- All exterior lights function properly
- Rear and sideview mirrors are intact
- Tires are in good condition and the tread is acceptable for wet roadways
- Windshields are not cracked and if so, they don't affect visibility.
- Bumpers are not loose of dangling
- Doors close properly
- Wipers function properly
- Horn works
- Defrosted operate properly
- Car windows, especially front and rear, are free of any debris that may hinder visibility
Any of the above, following an accident, can be used against the vehicle owner, regardless of fault. After a crash, those involved in a car or truck accident may take pictures of the accident scene and the vehicles involved. Insurance companies facing claims for compensation, have attorneys that will try their best to lower settlements, not pay, or place the other driver at fault. This other driver may be you, or a family member driving a poorly maintained vehicle. For example, a cracked windshield may hinder visibility, and this can be used against you in a situation in which you may have prevented a collision. Not having a sideview mirror may cause a lane changing accident, and even though you may not be at fault, the at fault driver's insurance company's attorney may place the blame on the vehicle with no sideview mirror. Thus, it's important that vehicles be road-worthy, especially in the event of an accident. Not only is your own personal safety at stake, but that of your passengers and all those that take to Florida roadways on a daily basis.
If you or a loved-one has been involved in an accident that resulted from operating a vehicle in poor conditions, it is best to consult a professional and dedicated Personal Injury lawyer
that specializes in car accidents and insurance claims for compensation. In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo
of the Perazzo Law Firm, is ready to provide you with a FREE
initial consultation to discuss your accident situation. We serve the entire Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orange County area and take pride in providing the BEST LEGAL REPRESENTATION
we can deliver.
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