Windshield Wiper Defects
Many drivers do not recognize the important role that windshield wipers play in keeping them safe until it is too late. When caught driving in a downpour, you may take for granted the fact that you can turn your wipers on and be able to continue driving with a clear view of the road. Without them, you would be left almost blinded by sheets of water flowing over the windshield.
Unfortunately, defective manufacturing or faulty materials may lead a vehicle’s windshield wipers to fail when they are most needed, vastly increasing the chances that the vehicle will be involved in a serious accident. In these cases, the manufacturer of the defective component may be found liable for damages that result from their negligence.
What Can Go Wrong?
There are a number of issues that can cause a vehicle’s windshield wipers to fail, including:
- Poor design (do not clear the entire windshield)
- Wiper arms that break or come loose
- Damaged, corroded, or otherwise faulty wiper arm motor
- No seal between wiper and windshield
While these are a few examples of potential wiper defects, it is by no means a complete list. Vehicle components should be inspected regularly so that drivers can avoid falling victim to a manufacturer’s negligence.
If you believe that a defective windshield wiper or other defective automotive component was responsible for your car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To speak to an experienced legal professional about your case, contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.