OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLES AND ACCIDENTS IN MIAMI
WHAT CAUSES DRIVERS TO LOSE CONTROL AND CRASH?
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm’s staff of car accident attorneys explain some of the reasons why Florida drivers lose control of their vehicles and cause bodily harm, property damage, and even wrongful death to third-party victims on Miami-Dade and Broward County roadways.
- Did an out of control car or truck crash into your parked car.
- While stopped at a traffic light, did an out of control car ram into you from the side.
- Were you run over by an out of control vehicle while riding your bike.
- Did an out of control car collide into various cars before crashing into a light post.
- Did a trailer hitch become unhitched and crash into your parked vehicle.
The accident situations above occur when vehicles become out of control for one of many reasons. The personal injury staff of lawyers handling insurance claims for compensation from car accidents, provide professional insight into why Florida motorists lose control of their vehicles and crash.
If you or anybody you know has experienced bodily injury or damage to property because of an out of control vehicle, reach out to the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade NOW for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to clients.
WHAT CAUSES A VEHICLE TO LOSE CONTROL?
The car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm, understand that modern. high-tech vehicles rely on much more than driver safety and responsibility behind the wheel given the sophisticated software applied to optimize modern vehicle features. For that reason, when the computer system and software in modern vehicles malfunctions, motorists may be unable to do anything to prevent an accident when their vehicle is out of control.
Faulty Airbags that cause vehicles to lose control
Though not a novelty to today’s modern vehicles, airbags are constantly evolving through advanced software applied to their deployment upon vehicle impact or collisions. For some time now, airbags have relied on computer software technology to determine deployment in cars and trucks. However, faulty airbag software can cause an airbag to deploy on its own and for no apparent reason. When this occurs, the person behind the wheel of the vehicle who experiences a self-deploying airbag will almost certainly experience serious bodily harm that may result in loss of consciousness and result in the vehicle losing control. When an airbag deploys unexpectedly, airbag accidents may include facial injuries, which place self deploying airbags as one of the main reasons for motorists losing control while driving. If you have suffered injuries from a self-deploying airbag, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Perazzo Law Firm for legal advice on filing an insurance claim to cover personal injury, damages, or losses from a faulty airbag.
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.
Tire Blowouts: When a tire blows out, especially the front tire, the vehicle will be naturally, through the laws of physics, be pulled towards the side of the blow out. A very common reaction by drivers is to hit the brakes. This is a big mistake and the main reason a car will spin out of control. It is recommended for a driver who experiences a front tire blowout, to maneuver the vehicle by firmly grasping the steering wheel and lead the car in its natural direction while slowly applying the brakes. When safe to do so, move the car off the roadway.
Brake Failure: Sometimes a vehicles brakes will not work. This is simply because of poor maintenance by the vehicle owner or poor services by a mechanic. Brakes need to be checked every six months in order to safeguard against a potential accident that involves brake failure. In the event of squeaking, grinding, or if the brake peddle hits the floor upon applying pressure, vehicle operators need to get their brakes serviced. Brake lines, the emergency brake, and brake fluid levels and the container should be inspected as well. When a drivers needs to stop his/her vehicle and the brakes don’t respond, the motorists will lose control and collision will surely follow. At speeds, brake failure can result in a multivehicle accident that 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.
Front-End Breakdown: 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 Failure and Emergency Medical Conditions: There are drivers that experience strokes or brain seizures while operating their vehicles. In Miami, when a health emergency event like this happens, the driver may faint or become unable to maneuver the vehicle safely amid traffic. On occasion, a motorists will fall asleep as a result of over-medication or fatigue. When this takes place, the unconscious driver will regain consciousness when crashing.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY AN OUT-OF-CONTROL VEHICLE?
No matter of fault, the owner of the registered car that lost control and caused bodily harm or property 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.