Sarasota Drivers Be Aware: Tesla Model Y And Tesla Model 3 Tail Light Issues
We all know how important a car's brakes are. Without them, the vehicle can't slow down or stop efficiently. Then, accidents happen. For instance, if the brake pads and rotors of a Sarasota vehicle become worn, it will require a greater stopping distance than it once did. If the driver doesn't account for this, they could slam into someone's rear end, while they were doing nothing but sitting at a red light.
Or what if a brake line on an individual's car were to spring a leak? That would cause air to get into the system. Then, upon pushing the brakes to slow down at a curve, they find the pedal goes all the way to the floor with little to no resistance. Rather than slowing and turning, the car travels too fast, goes straight, and crashes into a tree.
Additionally, vehicles have brake lights. These are parts of taillight assemblies, and they shine when drivers press their pedals to warn others that they're slowing or stopping. And what about the actual taillight assemblies themselves? These also contain reverse lights, and taillights, as the name implies. Speaking of taillights, that topic is actually why we're here today.
321,000 Tesla Vehicles
Are you the proud owner of a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y in Sarasota? It has come to our attention a potential 321,000 of these vehicles in circulation with taillights that may fail to illuminate. 2020 through 2023 Model Ys and Model 3s are those impacted. This problem occurs intermittently, so just because you walk outside and check your taillights and find they're working fine at this very moment, that may not always be the case.
Why is this information so important? It is vital because if one or both lights do not illuminate, that reduces the car's visibility and increases its risks of being involved in an accident. That's the last thing we need in The Sunshine State is more crashes. Don't just take our word for it, though. Instead, read on to the next section to see some Florida auto accident stats.
Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Summary
Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is responsible for the Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Summary. In 2020, the numbers were actually down a little, with 341,399 accidents across Florida. The year before, 2019, the figure stood at 401,867. Meanwhile, in 2018, Florida accounted for 403,626 incidents.
However, 2020 was also when COVID-19 was running rampant and people were staying home instead of getting out and about. Therefore, the amount of crashes in that year might be skewed. Regardless of whether the figure is 300,000, 400,000, or more, that is too many. So, if your vehicle is having taillight issues, get it checked and fixed promptly. With any luck, that will prevent you from getting into an accident and becoming a statistic.
Injuries Can Enter The Picture
Auto accidents damage vehicles, leaving them in need of thousands and thousands of dollars worth of repairs. As if that wasn't bad enough, there's more. Those involved in crashes in Sarasota, or anywhere for that matter, can sustain injuries in them. The types of wounds/ailments will obviously vary from one event to the next, but common injuries victims obtain in accidents include:
- Fractures And Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
Some Final Thoughts
If you're injured by a defective product in Sarasota, you might have the grounds to seek compensation from a negligent manufacturer. You'll need to prove negligence occurred, and that can be easier said than done. It doesn't have to be, though, not as long as you put trustworthy representation in your corner. Contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh to schedule a free case review with a Sarasota personal injury attorney today.