A vehicle’s windshield not only allows for a view of the road, but also protects the occupants of the car from any debris or weather that may harm its occupants. In order to shield the driver and continue to offer an unobstructed view of the roadway, the windshield must be made of a special kind of glass that is structurally sound, transparent, and durable. Unfortunately, if there are defects or damage to this part of the car, the passengers may be in danger of injury. If the vehicle is involved in a collision or jolted from road defects or potholes, the likelihood of injury increases significantly.
If you or someone you love has been harmed due to the defective design or negligent installation of a windshield, exposing you to needless danger in the event of a crash, we may be able to help. Contact the Kenosha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about the potential benefits of seeking financial compensation through a civil lawsuit.
Types of Windshield Defects
Defective windshields are often stressed by changing weather patterns to the point that they can crack and put the passengers of the car in danger. The two types of stress that most commonly affect windshield function include:
- Induced stress: this is caused by a human error in installation and made worse by an external force such as weather or collision.
- Residual stress: stress caused by extreme weather patters, rates of cooling, and uneven layering between the glass and its frame
The frit is the dark area around the edge of a windshield and is also at risk for cracking if improperly manufactured or installed.
To hold a negligent automaker or glass repair technician accountable for the harm that you have suffered, it may be in your best interest to file a legal action. If successful, you may be able to gain financial compensation for relevant damages. Contact the Kenosha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak to an experienced attorney about your rights today.