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Defects Involving Computer Systems

Modern motor vehicles rely on computer systems to provide drivers with improved safety features and better control over their vehicle. These computer systems can fail due to the loss of electrical power or because of a malfunction in the computer itself. If these computers fail to work, a driver may lose control over certain parts of their vehicle or the vehicle may not communicate critical information to the driver.

This loss of control may result in serious injuries for motorists involved. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident that resulted from a defective or malfunctioning automobile computer, we can help. Contact an auto accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.

Major System Failures

When a computer does not work properly onboard a motor vehicle, it cannot accurately report information from sensors put in place around the car. Without this information, the driver may not know if there is something wrong with the engine or other major vehicle systems, as the check engine light is connected to a computer. The following other problems can occur if car computers fail:

  • Antilock brake failures
  • Malfunctioning airbags
  • Loss of gearbox functioning
  • Cruise control failure
  • Loss of additional safety functions and alerts

As cars become more technologically advanced, they rely more heavily on computer assistance. However, if these systems fail, the resulting collisions can cause severe injuries.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured because of a computer system failure, there may be legal action available. To learn more about your options if injured, contact the Madison auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

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