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5 Things You Should Know about Your Car’s Electrical System

Many drivers understand the importance of a car’s battery in the few times when the power fails, leaving them waiting for someone else to jumpstart their battery or for a tow truck to arrive. However, many electrical problems that occur in a person’s vehicle may not result in full power failures while in the safety of a parking lot. Many people may experience problems with bad wiring or other issues that can pose a serious safety threat during the operation of a vehicle.

If you have been injured because of an automobile’s electrical failure, there may be legal action available against the responsible vehicle manufacturer. For more information, contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Causes and Effects of Dangerous Electrical Failures

As modern automobiles have become more technologically advanced, they have also grown more complex, leaving many drivers unaware of how some of the most important systems of a vehicle function. The following are some of the possible causes and effects of dangerous electrical failures.

#1: Wiring Damage or Failures

Some motorists may not realize how much of their car is wired together through the electrical system. Computers, powered systems, and other features all require electricity to run. If faulty wiring causes a loss of power, any number of systems may fail as a result.

#2: Loss of Stability Control Power

Electronic stability control is a relatively recent addition to many vehicles. However, these safety systems work hard to keep motorists on the road and prevent catastrophic rollover accidents. If the power goes out for this system or one of the computers fail, the resulting problems may leave motorists significantly more vulnerable.

#3: Loss of Power Steering or Braking

Most people drive with the assistance of power steering and braking to help them more easily control their vehicle. If the power to these systems goes out, the resulting loss of control can leave motorists in extremely dangerous situations.

#4: Airbag Failures

When electricity fails to reach a vehicle’s airbags, the result can be the loss of this important safety feature in case of an accident. This may lead to severe injuries during an accident that could have otherwise been avoided with a properly deploying airbag.

#5: Battery Failure

A car’s battery is responsible for providing power to the whole vehicle. If the battery loses power or explodes, the vehicle will promptly stop. If this occurs on a busy street or highway, this can be especially hazardous.

Contact Us

If you have been injured because of a car’s electrical problems, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. To learn more about available options against a manufacturer or a negligent repairperson, contact the Waukesha auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

 

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