April is National Car Care Month. Why does a personal injury attorney care about car care? Because poor maintenance is one of the causes of vehicle accidents. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says about one out every five accidents is caused by faulty vehicle maintenance or vehicle defects. It’s the responsibility of manufacturers to produce quality vehicles and parts without defect, but it’s your responsibility to maintain the car or truck once you own it.
People often procrastinate when it comes to vehicle maintenance, waiting for a time when they have more money or time or can do without transportation while the car is in the shop. It’s easy to ignore those little symbols that light up on the dashboard when oil or fluids are low or tires are underinflated. Doing so, however, puts you and everyone else on the road in jeopardy.