According to the Automobile Club of America (AAA), many drivers are keeping their cars longer. The slow economy, high unemployment rate, increasing new car costs and better auto manufacturing all contribute to the decision to retain a car. However, poorly maintained vehicles may have mechanical failures that can contribute to Georgia auto accidents.
Consulting a Jonesboro attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Jonesboro you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
Regular automobile maintenance can help prevent age-related auto accidents. Despite a vehicle owner's attention, even a regularly serviced car may have an increasing likelihood of mechanical problems including brake failure, faulty transmissions, tire blowouts or other issues. An owner can minimize the likelihood of such problems by doing the following:
- Regularly have the oil changed, especially in older cars;
- Maintain proper tire pressure and replace worn tires;
- Regularly service the brakes and replace them at the first sign of wear.
Auto owners who do not perform regular maintenance on older cars increase the likelihood of a mechanical problem and potential accident. An improperly maintained car may make the driver liable if an equipment failure causes a Georgia auto accident resulting in injuries or fatalities.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Jonesboro auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.