Vehicle Maintenance Issues Can Lead to Accidents

Each year there are thousands of car accidents that tragically injure or take the lives of coworkers, friends, and family members across the United States. Sometimes, these accidents are a result of negligence that occurs due to the vehicle operator falling asleep behind the wheel, driving while distracted, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, many accidents in cars and trucks occur due to mechanical problems that lead to a loss of control of the vehicle. If you or your loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident, you need to speak with a personal injury litigator who can assist you in filing a claim. The car accident lawyers at Colombo Law can assist you with all of your personal injury needs. To schedule your risk free initial consultation, contact us today.


Brakes are one of the most important features on cars and trucks. This is often the sole mechanism for stopping your vehicle. While many cars have emergency brakes, they are rarely used in any other instance outside of using it as an added precaution when parking a vehicle. Even when an emergency brake is pulled, accidents may be unavoidable as pulling the emergency brake often causes drivers to lose control of the vehicle. To avoid accidents involving brakes, you or your loved one should ensure that your brakes are checked often to ensure they are properly functioning.

Tire Blowouts

Faulty tires are another major cause of accidents within the United States. Most tires come with recommended mileage, which represents the life of the tire. However, nails, potholes, and other factors can decrease the life of the tire. Many people ignore the warning signs such as a rapid loss of air, wires, or poor performance, and continue to drive on tires when they present significant danger. This often leads to tire blowouts. When tire blowouts occur, drivers often lose control of their vehicles causing them to swerve in another lane and strike a vehicle.

Engine Failure

Problems with a vehicle’s engine may present for a large number of reasons. Many times a vehicle’s check engine light comes on as a warning that something is malfunctioning. There are also built in components that will shut off the power to your vehicle. This presents a number of dangers while driving at high speeds. Not only can it cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle when loss of power and steering occurs, it also poses a risk for a rear end collision due to the sudden drop in speed.

Contact Colombo Law

Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact one of our attorneys today.

by Colombo Law
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