Windshield Installation Defects
Many automobiles must eventually have their windshields replaced. Since windshields provide a barrier between a driver and the elements, windshields sometimes crack when met with enough force.
Unfortunately, improperly installed windshields may be a danger to drivers and their passengers. If you or someone you love suffered an injury because of a windshield installation defect, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.
Dangers of an Improperly Installed Windshield
A windshield is mounted in place with molding, which is a sticky substance that dries to provide a waterproof shield. Molding must be applied all around the area where the windshield is installed, or else the windshield may leak or whistle.
Though the name implies that windshields are used only to shield drivers and passengers from foreign objects, this is not the case. Windshields also act as structural supports for a car’s roof; in the event of a rollover, a faultily installed windshield may cause the car’s roof to collapse and the windshield to shatter.
When a windshield is not properly mounted and secured, it may compromise the safety of drivers and their passengers.
Depending on whether the installation defect came from the factory or from a post-manufacturing installer, the blame for a faulty windshield installation may fall on a number of different individuals.
Improperly installed windshields may be dangerous to drivers and passengers. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in an accident because of a windshield installation defect, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free initial consultation.