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Car Recalls and Defects

Many times a year, car manufacturers release recalls on defective parts to vehicles for the safety of the driver. These are common, however, sometimes the defects can be particularly serious and even dangerous to the driver.

As of late, several brands have released recalls on parts of their cars, many of which could lead to serious injuries, if left untreated.

Although not everyone is fortunate enough to drive a Ferrari, those who do should be aware that a recall was issued on the LaFerrari model’s tire pressure monitoring system. The system offers a false readout on tire pressure, which alerts the driver of low tire pressure, but still advises a max speed of 50 mph. However, this readout is incorrect, and driving with this defect could lead to crashes.

Another tire pressure recall comes from Toyota. Southeast Toyota distributors are recalling some 2015 Toyota Tundras for incorrect tire pressure information. Some tires on these Tundras are equipped with incorrect information on how much to inflate tires, which can result in under-inflated tires and can increase the risk of crashing.

Fiat Chrysler has recently announced a recall on about 164,000 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Parts of these SUVs may become exposed to water and cause short-circuiting, therefore creating a fire hazard. This is just one of several recalls on this model, including recalls due to unexpected airbag deployment and issues with rear shocks becoming detached.

In the midst of controversy over an ignition switch recall, GM is also recalling 2015 Cadillac ATS and CTS models due to break pedal issues that lead to an increased risk of crashes.

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Seeking Compensation for Injuries Related to Being Hit by a Car

When you as a pedestrian have been struck by a vehicle while walking along the street, your right to receive compensation may depend on several factors. In order to know whether you can file an insurance or injury claim against the driver may depend on these factors and what your personal injury lawyer would advice.

One factor that can affect a pedestrian and car accident is the fact of who is at-fault for the accident. It is generally understood that when a car accident involving a pedestrian occurs, the fault immediately goes to the driver, but this is not always true. There are situations where the pedestrian is the one who caused the accident. If you are the pedestrian who have been injured in a car accident, you have to make sure that you were not violating any traffic laws.

Next, injuries sustained following the accident should be significant enough to merit an injury or insurance claim against the driver of the vehicle. An insurance claim is the initial step in acquiring compensation that would help cover for medical expenses, lost wages, and other general damages that you have suffered (including pain and suffering). It usually ends up with a settlement, however if both parties don’t agree on the settlement then they can proceed to a lawsuit in the civil court where the judge or jury will be the one who ill deice on the amount of compensation and damages that will be awarded.

It may be easier to file an insurance or injury claim against a driver who stopped and acknowledged their fault in the accident, but in situations where the driver didn’t stop, it may be difficult to pursue a claim. In hit-and-run situations, the best and often the only way to have a valid claim is to immediately report the incident to the police in order to have an investigation. Witness reports and medical records would help prove the accident occurred and validate your claim, which will be field to your own insurance provider. If the police investigation yielded results for possible driver, you may want to consider consulting with a lawyer to determine the next best option for compensation.

Motorcycle Accidents: Who Do You Blame?

Motorcycle accidents can be classified in a completely different category compared to other vehicular accidents. Motorcycles accidents made up about 3 percent of all registered road transport in the United States as of 2011, and these include both two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicles. About 94 percent of motorcycle accidents account for riders of two-wheeled motorcycles. A great majority of these fatal motorcycle accidents (an estimated 49 percent) resulted from the motorcycle colliding with other vehicles, mainly cars.

The major risks that many motor riders encounter are the road hazards such a mud and debris, lower vehicle stability, limited visibility of other motorists on the road, and the restricted protection. Another factor would also be the need for further training to operate a motorcycle, and many fatalities come from accidents with riders not having the proper license to drive motorcycles.

About 22 percent of motorcycle riders do not carry valid motorcycle licenses, resulting in more fatal crashes when compared to car drivers. Motorcycle accidents are often the result of over-speeding and have significantly higher death tolls than other types of accidents.

Motorcycle accidents tend to fall under the negligence law – if an individual is proven to have acted in a reckless or negligent manner, then they are responsible for the damages and injuries that the victim have suffered. In order for a motorcycle rider to prove that the other driver or pedestrian was the one who caused the accident, then he or she must show proof. Among these proofs are the negligent actions of the other driver or pedestrian, that their actions were what caused the accident and led to injuries and damages, and that lastly, the motorcycle rider was injured. When there is no evidence of property damage or injuries sustained (through medical records and police reports), then compensation will not be given.