The Safety Institute recently issued its list of the top 15 potential vehicle defects to watch out for. The list can be found here. The purpose of the list is to identify vehicle safety issues that will provide the public with an analysis of the most significant problems in the U.S. auto fleet, making it easier for drivers to spot problems early and report the problems. The list is released each quarter and uses data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s Early Warning Reports System to identify potential defects.
It is important to be aware of potential vehicle defects because they can cause serious injuries, often before the driver realizes anything is wrong with the vehicle. The manufacturers of vehicles may be held responsible for related accidents and injuries under product liability laws in Alaska.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you should contact a personal injury lawyer before speaking with an insurance adjuster. Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, including neck and back injuries. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free consultation. You can also visit our personal injury page, car accident page, and our Blog for more information.