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Brake Lamp Failures Can Cause Auto Accidents

It is likely that there will be one or more motor vehicle collisions in San Antonio, Texas involving recalled vehicles. What is interesting is whether any of the lawyers or investigators will take the time to determine whether a recall on any of the vehicles may have contributed to the accident and therefore the injuries.

Auto accidents have many potential causes, many of which will never be discovered unless a thorough investigation is completed. One of the areas that can often lead to discovery of useful information is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and particular its listing of defects and safety recalls.

As an example GM announced on February 17, 2009 a recall of over 8000 Pontiac G6 vehicles because the brake lamps may not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. This failure is caused by corrosion in the bulb connection. Many individuals may not get the notice that their vehicle has a recall, or they may ignore the vehicle recall because they mistakenly believed that fixing the safety issue will cost them money.

Failed brake lights can cause a car wreck to occur because one party doesn’t see brake lights in front of them, and the other driver is unaware that their brake lights did not illuminate due to the defect. In a case that results in serious, life threatening injuries, or death, perhaps the manufacturer of the defective brake light will be the responsible party. Only a thorough investigation of your auto accident can determine all potential responsible parties.