Known as the “Ultimate Driving Machine”, maybe it is not all that. The BMW Series 5 sedan has just been subject to recall. Over 134,000 models from years 2008-2010 are being recalled because of a defective taillight. Apparently, increased resistance at the contact points in the taillight housings can cause the taillights not to work properly. Such a problem can cause dangerous problems.
If you drive one of these models, you should immediately go to your local BMW dealership or authorized mechanic to have the matter resolved. The failure of your taillight to operate correctly can easily end up with your vehicle being rear-ended. Such types of motor vehicle accidents are quite common. In many instances, the driver of the vehicle who rear ends the car in front is the one that is most cited for violations of Arkansas or Oklahoma traffic laws governing the problem of “following too closely”. In those instances, the driver from the rear would be the one who is liable either civilly for negligence or criminally for violating the states’ traffic laws.
But if the car in front has a defective taillight, the negligence causing an accident would likely be assigned to the driver of that vehicle. The owner of the BMW Series 5 Sedan may be the party cited for negligence or for driving without its taillights operating properly.
The personal injury attorneys at NOLAN CADDELL REYNOLDS have represented drivers in Arkansas and Oklahoma who are the victims of negligent driving. They have the experience to recognize contributory or comparative negligence when the driver of the car being hit bears responsibility for the collision and its ensuing consequences. Contact us toll free at 1-800-709-5297 or locally at 479-782-5297. Or you can reach us on our website at www.nolancaddellreynolds.com. We are prepared and ready to consult with and handle the cases for those injured in car and truck accidents.