IN MIAMI, THE CAR ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS AT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM EXPLAIN ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR WHEN VEHICLES ARE OUT OF CONTROL
- An out of control vehicle crashed into my car.
- While parked, an out of control vehicle crashed into me.
- I was run into by an out of control vehicle while riding my bike
- An out of control vehicle crashed into several parked cars before crashing into a tree.
- A trailer hitch became unfastened and collided into my parked car.
These are some common examples of accidents that occur because of vehicles that become out of control for one reason or another. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm
shares insight into why and how vehicles get out of control and cause personal injury
, damages, and losses to car owners, cyclists, pedestrians, and property owners.
If you or any Florida residents has suffered bodily harm or property damage due to an out of control vehicle, contact the Perazzo Law Firm
in Miami-Dade immediately for a FREE
initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES
WHAT CAUSES A VEHICLE OPERATOR TO LOSE CONTROL?
According to the car accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm, today's modern vehicles do not only depend on the driver, but rather sophisticated computer and information technology to function properly. Thus, when a vehicles computer is malfunctioning, car drivers may be at the mercy of what the computer tells the vehicle to do or respond to different situations.
Airbags for example, depend greatly on computer software to determine when to deploy and when not to deploy. However, flaws in airbag computer technology and software may result in an airbag to self deploy. When and if this happens, the driver of the vehicle whose airbag abruptly deploys for no reason, will most likely suffer severe personal injury that may cause the driver to lose consciousness and prevent him/her from maneuvering the vehicle safely. When an airbag deploys for no apparent reason or without justifiable cause, it can result in a broken nose, fractured jaw, facial lacerations, as well as broken knees if side airbags deploy as well. Self deploying airbags is one of the most common reasons why motorists lose control of their vehicles while driving and cause multiple accidents and damage to the property of other individuals.
Mechanical failure and auto parts defects that cause vehicles to lose control
Poor maintenance of a motor vehicle can cause tires to blow-out, brakes to lock, and front axels to fall off. When any of these situations occur, a vehicle travelling at high speed will surely spin out of control and crash into other vehicles or objects. Tire, wheel, and front end maintenance should be top priority for vehicle operators.
A tire blowout, especially a front tire blowout, will, in line with the laws of physics, proceed in the direction of the side of the blown out tire. A very common reaction by motorists is to slam on the brakes. This is a huge mistake and will make the car will spin out of control. It is suggested for motorists that experiences a front tire blowout, to firmly grab hold of the wheel and point the car in the direction it wants to go, in the meantime, slowly apply the brakes. When safe to do so, move the car off the roadway.
Often, a car or truck's brakes will fail. This is mainly due to a lack of proper maintenance by the owner. Poor services rendered by mechanics or spare parts defects may also cause accidents in which drivers lose control while driving. The entire braking system should undergo inspection every six months to help safeguard against a possible car accident in Miami that involves brake failure. If a motorist detects the sound of brakes squeaking, grinding, or if the brake peddle reaches low when applying added pressure, a visit to a mechanic is required. Brake lines, the parking brake, and all fluids should also be inspected. Upon needing to stop and the vehicle's brakes do not respond, drivers may lose control and a crash may surely follow. At high speeds, failure to stop when applying the brakes, a multivehicle accident can ensue which causes serious personal injury, damages, losses, or wrongful death. The Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade recommends having your brakes and braking system inspected twice a year or upon any irregularities detected when applying your brakes.
Many motorists neglect the importance of their vehicle's front-end and the dangers behind operating at high speeds without regular inspection. This can include taking the car to a mechanic to check that the front bumper won't fall off, or making sure your front axel won't break off at high speed on the highway. Older vehicles that have received poor maintenance on behalf of owners or those vehicles serviced by negligent mechanics can lead to serious collisions such as rollovers when the front axel breaks off the tire.
Heart Attacks and other Emergency Health Conditions
There are motorists that suffer heart attacks or brain seizures while driving their car or truck on a Miami street or roadway. When an medical emergency situation such as this occurs, the driver may lose consciousness or the ability to maneuver his/her vehicle safely in traffic. Sometimes, a driver fall asleep as a result of over-medication or lack of sleep. When this happens, the asleep driver will wake up upon the first initial collision. By the asleep driver awakens, he/she may have crashed several cars while trying to regain control of the vehicle.
Drunk or Intoxicated Driving
Alcohol and narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, or extasis can provoke drivers to lose reasonable control of their vehicles. Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is the leading cause of traffic accidents in the U.S. and when drivers drive very drunk or very high, they tend to lose control of their vehicles. The Perazzo Law Firm urges motorists not to drink and drive or consume drugs when taking to Miami roadways, avenues, and streets.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY AN OUT-OF-CONTROL VEHICLE?
Regardless of fault, the owner of the vehicle whose car lost control and caused personal injury or damages to third-party victims, is bound by Florida Law to carry PIP and PD insurance in the event of an accident. Some motor vehicle owners carry more complete insurance policies (see Insurance Policies for Florida Motorists) which will help cover more extensive costs from bodily harm or losses to victims. If the driver whose vehicle lost control is at fault, a personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the cause of the accident and whether the vehicle suffered a mechanical flaw that resulted from third party negligence, such as a part's manufacturer or mechanic.
IF YOU WERE VICTIM OR INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH AN OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLE, CONTACT THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM'S MIAMI-DADE OFFICES ONLINE OR CALL (786) LAWS-411 FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.
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