According to a KIONrightnow.com article, a local CBS affiliate in California’s
Central Coast, a multi-car collision injured three motorists, two of which
sustained severe injuries. The crash occurred when the driver of a white
van traveling southbound on highway 101 lost control of the vehicle and
hit a total of three other vehicles, all in succession. Reportedly, the
white van first struck a passenger car, proceeded to hit another van that
had been traveling northbound, and finally came to rest when it struck
a big rig.
California Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash,
although it has been determined that the driver of the white van was not
operating the vehicle under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.
It could be reasoned that the driver was simply driving recklessly and
lost control of the vehicle, but it should also be examined as to whether
or not any sort of malfunction with the van played a part in causing the
accident. That is, faulty auto parts, such as brake pads and tires, can
fail due to poor quality or a manufacturing defect, thus contributing
to a car crash taking place.
Manufacturers of auto parts have an obligation to sell products that are
safe and function properly. In instances where such a faulty auto product
causes an accident, the manufacturer of that product can be held liable
for damages associated with the failure or defect of the product. In any
event, it is important to have someone on your side that will examine
the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine where negligence
played a contributing factor, and whom that negligence should be attributed to.
In you have recently been injured in an auto accident in San Jose, and
you believe that faulty auto parts may have led to the accident occurring,
please don’t hesitate to contact a skilled San Jose auto accident
lawyer at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our experienced product liability
and personal injury attorneys will hold negligent parties accountable
for causing your accident, and will seek monetary damages on your behalf
to help assist with the costs associated with the accident. If you have
been injured, call us today at (800) 900-0863 for a free case evaluation.