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Defective Brakes Caused My Car Accident. What Should I Do?
A variety of factors can cause car accidents, and one prevalent cause is defective vehicles or defective vehicle parts. When a company designs or manufactures a vehicle or a vehicle component part, it has a duty to design or manufacture its product carefully and safely using proper testing procedures and following governmental regulations.
If a car or truck has a design or manufacturing defect that caused your motor vehicle accident, contacting an experienced attorney right away is very important. Car defect lawsuits can not only get you compensation to help you recover from your injuries, but they also change the way automobile and component part designers and manufacturers do their jobs.
Car Hits Packed Florida Church, Injures 21
According to ABC News, a car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews.
Police officials said a Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida around 8 p.m. on April 20, when there were about 200 people inside. When officers arrived at the scene, church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped underneath.
“Everybody was sitting and the service started and then ‘BING’ the car came in,” said one witness that was in the church when the crash happened. “So many people are injured.”
The driver, a young woman, told investigators she was looking for a parking spot when the car malfunctioned and it drove “straight into the building”, adding that the car’s brakes malfunctioned.
According to a Lee Memorial Health System spokesperson, the almost two dozen injured people were taken to Lee County hospitals.
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