The electric car was once just an idea. It is now a reality as thousands of electric cars have hit the streets of Norwalk and the rest of California. Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, but are they truly safe? Can you trust that an electric car will safely transport you from one point to another? These are two important questions that everyone should ask before considering the purchase of an electric car. Electric cars are built very much like traditional cars, but there are some differences that could make them dangerous to pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and others around them in Norwalk. If you or a loved one is ever injured by such a car you should speak with a Norwalk electric car accident attorney about the injuries.
Electric cars have been created to improve the environment by lessening the impact they leave behind. Since electric cars use electricity and not gasoline there are no emissions from these vehicles. But, one of the biggest dangers of an electric car is the battery. These vehicles are manufactured using lithium-ion batteries. These types of batteries have a reputation for catching fire. Some of them have even exploded. A handful of electric cars have battery packs that contain more than 7,000 batteries in them under the hood. If the batteries are not kept cool it’s possible that they could explode. This is where electric car owners get into trouble and wind up injured because they have not kept the battery pack under the hood cool.
Another common danger with an electric car is a combination of two things: the ability to go from zero to 60 MPH in mere seconds and their quiet engines. Since these cars do not run using an internal combustion engine they rarely make a sound. They are the quietest vehicles on the roads today, which means they are not easily heard by bicyclists or pedestrians, making them incredibly dangerous when starting from a stop at traffic lights and stop signs.
These two dangers to electric car drivers and all others on the roads make it risky to get behind the wheel of such a vehicle. It’s difficult to avoid electric cars altogether, especially when you aren’t driving one but encounter them on the roads of Norwalk and Los Angeles County. Keep an eye out for these vehicles because you won’t be able to hear them.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident with an electric car you need to contact a car accident attorney to discuss your case. Finding out now what type of compensation you might be able to recover for your injuries can help cover lost wages, medical expenses, and other bills that will pile up while you are recovering. Contact the team at Compass Law Group, PC. to schedule a free consultation today with a Norwalk electric car accident attorney. The sooner you schedule an appointment, the sooner you can build a case against the at-fault driver and file a claim within the statute of limitations.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.