Other Factors of a Car Accident
In some cases, accidents are results by factors irrelevant to the conduct of any particular driver. For example, an automobile accident may happen due to a defect in someone’s car. In such a case, an automobile supplier or manufacturer may be liable for injuries produced by a failure in the vehicle under the law of product liability. Product liability is a lawsuit brought opposed the merchant of a product for selling a defective product that caused physical injury to the user or consumer. If a manufacturer of a product creates a defective product either in designing, manufacturing, or labeling the product the manufacturer is liable for any injuries the product causes, regardless of whether the manufacturer was negligent.
Other Factors Can Contribute to Causing an Accident
Other factors, like malfunctioning traffic control signals or poorly maintained road, can contribute to causing an accident as well. Maintenance, construction, lighting, signage, improper design, or other highway defects, including poorly placed utility poles and trees, can also cause severe accidents. In cases like this, government entities may be possible defendants.