When a driver owns a vehicle, they must ensure that the vehicle is safe for operation. This means performing regular maintenance. Proper maintenance can help the vehicle run smoothly and prevent potential problems on the road.
Unfortunately, not everyone does the things they need to do to keep their vehicle working safely. As a result, people can cause some of the worst crashes.
A Driver’s Responsibility to Maintain Their Vehicle to Prevent a Crash
Drivers can prevent accidents by taking the time to ensure that their vehicles are maintained. Maintenance can include:
- Checking and changing oil if necessary
- Checking and changing tires if necessary
- Checking and changing brakes if necessary
- Checking and changing windshield wipers if necessary
Every step a driver takes to ensure proper maintenance can help them increase their chances of staying safe on the road.
Holding a Driver Accountable When Their Lack of Maintenance Causes Harm
When a driver fails in their responsibility to maintain their vehicle, they can cause some of the most severe injuries. For instance, if the driver has bad brakes and fails to stop when approaching traffic, they can crash into the vehicle in front of them.
A driver who does not maintain their vehicle and causes a crash can be held accountable for their actions. It’s crucial to speak with a lawyer who can help you understand if the person who caused you harm failed to maintain their vehicle.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we know how difficult it can be to experience the aftermath of a severe crash. We make it a top priority to safeguard your rights throughout the process. We want to stand in your corner and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve when you need it the most. Trust that we will be the advocates to protect you from start to finish.
Call our firm today at (515) 705-0233 for your free consultation after an accident.