Defective Windshield Wipers
On a rainy or snowy day, windshield wipers are a lifeline that allows you to continue to safely navigate the road through inclement weather. Likewise, sudden visibility hazards such as dust, debris, and overspray from a hose or sprinkler can be easily taken care of with one swipe of your windshield wipers. When your wipers malfunction, however, you may be left with little to no visibility, which greatly increases your chance of an auto accident.
Potential Windshield Wiper Problems
Your windshield wipers may suddenly stop working for a number of reasons. Wipers are typically made up of three parts: the blade, the arm, and the wiper motor. When any of these three components fail, a driver’s visibility may suddenly decrease. The following is a list of potential malfunctions that can affect the performance of your windshield wipers:
- Corrosion or internal damage to the wiper motor
- Defective wiper arms that crack, come loose, or break
- Wiper blades that fail to clear the driver’s view
- Defective design that fails to wipe the entire windshield
Potentially Liable Parties
Any of these defects could cause the driver to have an accident because of limited visibility. When a defective product is released to the public, the car manufacturer, wiper blade manufacturer, designer, or distributor may be liable for accidents and injuries caused by the defect.
If you have experienced difficulties with your windshield wiper blades, immediately stop their use and have your car inspected for defects. If you have already experienced injuries or damages from a defective windshield wiper, consider contacting a car accident attorney immediately. You may be entitled to compensation from the liable party for your injuries and related losses.
To learn more about automobile product defects and initiating your claim for compensation, please contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.