Modern automobiles are filled with gadgets that make driving a more enjoyable and luxurious task. In many cases, these gadgets are powered by electricity. Many vehicles contain extensive electrical systems to power things like radios, navigation systems, heated seats, lights, and power sockets.
Unfortunately, faulty electrical systems have the potential to lead to a potentially serious electrical fire. If you or someone you love suffered an injury because your car caught fire due to an electrical problem, contact the Wisconsin auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Electrical Defects and Hazards
Electrical problems may occur when a wiring system is faulty in some manner. This may include:
- Unshielded wires
- Broken connectors
- Broken wires
- Electrical shorts
In many cases, wires become a hazard when a car is old and the wires wear out. In other cases, wires are faulty to begin with, usually due to a design or manufacturing defect. In either case, the automobile’s manufacturer may be liable for any injuries that result should these wires cause fires.
When a safety problem is widespread, the automobile’s manufacturer will issue a recall and will fix an automobile’s wiring problems at no charge. If your automobile is still under warranty and you discover a wiring problem, this will usually be covered by the warranty. However, for some innocent drivers and passengers, such recalls come too late, as serious injuries may have already occurred.
Faulty automobile wiring can lead to dangerous electrical fires. If you or your loved one suffered injuries because your automobile’s faulty wiring caused a fire, contact the Wisconsin auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.