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Hurt because of defects? You can file a claim

Imagine that you're driving down the street at a normal pace, around 25 mph. You press down on the brake to slow before you make a turn into your apartment complex. As you begin to press down, you realize that the brake isn't working. How could that be? You just had them replaced.

You didn't get much time to think about it, because you crashed as a result of being unable to stop. You reported the incident, and you find yourself at fault for a crash despite knowing that you didn't do anything wrong. You may be the victim of an auto defect.

What is an auto defect?

Auto defects typically involve parts of the vehicle such as your air bags, brakes, transmission, seat belt or other vital components. In your case, you might think that the brakes failed as a result of the recent work done to them, but upon inspection, you may find that there was a defect in the brake line or other parts that help stop the vehicle. If that's the case, then you could make a claim against the company manufacturing the vehicle.

One thing you should do if you're in a crash as a result of your brakes or other components failing is to look up recent recalls for your specific vehicle. There could be a recall for a defect that you were unaware of, which would be able to help you prove that the manufacturer was at fault for the collision you were involved in. Our site has more on what steps you can take next.

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