It’s no secret. American shoppers have choices when it comes to what they buy. This includes all kinds of products, including vehicles. As for the latter, don’t take our word for it. According to Axle Wise, there are currently 30 different car brands on the market in the US. So consumers can search and find the perfect rides to meet all their specific needs.
Were you looking for a new car in Sarasota a few years ago? If so, what did you decide? Was it a Ford, Chevrolet or Toyota? Or did you choose another proven alternative, Dodge? If you answered yes to the last question, then there is certainly nothing wrong with that. Many people buy Dodge vehicles because they are reliable, powerful and stylish.
However, we have learned that a certain Dodge SUV could have a potential problem. So if you are the proud owner of a ride like this in Sarasota, don’t go. Instead, you should stick around and read on to find out what could be putting you at risk.
2017-2018 Dodge Trips
We have noticed that 83,453 of the Dodge Journey vehicles in circulation have side reflectors that do not reflect bright enough. That may not sound like a big deal, but it could be because weak reflectors reduce visibility. In other words, motorists cannot always see them, increasing the risk of an accident.
For example, a Journey driver may be parked on a dimly lit street. When a vehicle approaches, the driver may not be able to see the reflector and crash into the passenger door, front fender, or other location. Naturally, such a problem can cause significant property damage, but what if someone was in the SUV at the time of the accident?
Car accidents cause injuries and deaths
According to the FLHSMV’s Crash & Citation Reports and Statistics, there were 403,626 car accidents in the Sunshine State in 2018. That is certainly a lot, but maybe this figure will help you understand the seriousness of the situation a little better. The 403,626 incidents corresponded to an average of 1,106 accidents per day.
That same year, the events caused an astonishing 19,196 disabling injuries, and they were also responsible for 236,157 other injuries. In terms of property damage-only accidents, there were 233,490 across Florida in 2018. But there is another unfortunate outcome associated with car accidents, death. The FLHSMV study shows that there were 2,917 fatal accidents in 2018, resulting in 3,135 deaths.
Should you seek compensation?
If it can be proven that manufacturer negligence is responsible for your accident/injuries in Sarasota, you may have grounds to claim compensation for your damages. The winnings can help you deal with lost wages, car repairs, medical bills and much more. Surviving relatives may also be entitled to a refund if relatives die through negligence.
The money will never seem enough, but it will offset the cost of your loved one’s final expenses, which often cause financial problems for people. Are you ready to determine if you have a legitimate personal injury claim in Sarasota? Contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh to schedule your free case review today.