Older vehicles may have dashboard-mounted rearview mirrors. For a brief period, car manufacturers thought that these types of rearview mirrors would be an added safety feature. However, it has been proven that they can actually compromise a driver's visibility, consequently endangering him or her, and other passengers in the car.
If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident because of visibility problems resulting from a dashboard mounted-rearview mirror, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Kenosha automotive defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your grounds for filing a legal claim. Call 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Several safety tests have proven that dashboard-mounted rearview mirrors pose safety risks. In some cases, these mirrors have prevented drivers from detecting roadway hazards until it is too late, causing a car accident.
Additionally, having a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror increases occupants' chances of suffering from a head injury. In the event of an accident, a driver or passenger's head could come into contact with the mirror, creating the potential for serious head injuries.
For these reasons, all new automobiles mount the rearview mirror to the roof of the car, so as to improve visibility and decrease the chances for a head injury.
If you have been the victim of a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror, your car's manufacturer may be liable for your losses. Contact a Kenosha personal injury lawyer from the offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.