Q What Should I Do If My Car Malfunctioned on the Road and Crashed?
After a crash it's not always easy to prove that your car malfunctioned, so the immediate aftermath can be very important. Frequently people are upset or injured and not thinking clearly on the scene.
The most important thing for you to remember is to document everything you can.
If you're seriously injured and taken to the hospital you'll want to get a copy of the police report as soon as possible and contact your insurance company. A police report can include witness reports and other vital information to help you understand what happened, even if you're not immediately sure what caused the crash.
If you're not seriously injured, try to keep a clear head. Take photos of the accident. If you know how the car malfunctioned and can document it in photos, that would be best. Phone the police to file a report on the accident, and notify your insurance company. If other cars were involved in the accident, avoid making statements implying the accident was your fault.
Next you'll want to contact a personal injury attorney to determine if you have a product liability case. Our attorneys will go over the details of your accident with you. We'll want to investigate whether your car malfunctioned and if it can be proven that the malfunction caused your accident. If it didn't, perhaps another driver caused your car accident. That can lead to a different kind of personal injury claim.
If a problem with the car did cause the crash, the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries or damages that occurred.
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