Warning Light Defects
Warning lights in automobiles are a key safety measure that help drivers know whether or not their vehicle is properly functioning. As cars have become more technologically advanced, warning lights have been developed to cover a number of hazardous problems, such as low oil, low fuel, no seat belt, low battery, and a malfunctioning anti-lock braking system. When these lights illuminate, the driver can immediately tell that the vehicle needs service and are informed of exactly what the problem is. Such notifications save drivers from costly accidents and repairs every year.
When supposedly functioning warning lights fail to work when necessary, the car can quickly break down, possibly causing an accident. For example, most people know that trying to drive a car with little to no fuel can damage the engine, and when the low oil light comes on you should have you car serviced as soon as possible. If the oil light fails to illuminate, the driver will not be aware that there is a problem and may continue to drive until he or she has to pull over suddenly because of engine failure, creating the risk of a potentially deadly accident.
A warning light may fail to light up because it is defective or because it is old and burned out. The manufacturer may have released a batch of defective light bulbs, or an inspector may have failed to notice that your light was not functioning. Perhaps an automobile mechanic installed the bulb incorrectly or put in a burned out bulb. If your car has suffered costly damages or you were involved in an accident because of a malfunctioning warning light, someone may be liable for the mistake and you may be entitled to compensation for resulting injuries and damages.
For more information on warning light failure and liability, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. today at 877-948-4842.