There are two major consequences of a car accident: property damage (usually to the vehicle, but sometimes to real estate) and, more importantly, injuries. When any Pittsburgh resident gets into a car accident, they will have to deal with one of these factors -- hopefully the former and not the latter. How you respond to the accident, though, is crucial.
If you have been harmed in a crash because another driver was negligent or irresponsible, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The same goes for your wrecked car, but the injuries are a far more serious issue. Bodily harm in car collisions is often severe and cause victims to stay in hospitals for long periods, where they rack up huge medical bills.
Rarely is an "accident" truly an accident; there is almost always someone at fault, and the responsible party should be held liable for the victims' suffering. This at-fault party can even be a car company - and as Chrysler is likely to find out, car companies need to ensure that all of their vehicles are safe, secure and ready for the road before they hit a dealership's lot.
The Ram and Jeep Grand Cherokee, two of Chrysler's best-selling vehicles, are being investigated for defective rear wheels and shoddy fluid hoses, respectively. More than 330,000 of these vehicles models will be investigated after myriad reports came in describing rear wheels that locked on the Ram (causing multiple car accidents at speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour) and a few engine fires started by the Jeep grand Cherokee's faulty power steering fluid hoses.
Source: USA Today, "Ram pickups, Grand Cherokees investigated," Tom Krisher, July 23, 2012