Driving behind a trailer can be a nerve-wracking situation for anyone. Seeing this large box on wheels swaying side to side in front of your can be awfully disconcerting. Often in these circumstances, a driver cannot see the actual taillights of the vehicle in front of them and they must depend on the trailer lights. These lights, which are oftentimes defective, can fail to properly indicate to other drivers what is happening further down the road.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident involving a hauled trailer, defective taillights on the trailer may have been a factor. Please contact the Green Bay auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today for a free case evaluation.
Trailer lights are often exposed to detrimental conditions. Unlike the taillights on most vehicles, trailer lights and their connections are often uncovered and exposed to water, wind, and sun that can lead to damage of their wiring. Most lights are dependent on proper grounding to get the current they need to work. If a ground wire becomes disconnected from a frame or other source, the light may not work properly.
Also, if a ground wire is consumed by rust or dirt, it may not be able to do its job well enough to make the light work. This may be particularly true of lights on boat trailers or any trailer that is submerged into water. If trailer lights are not functioning properly, other drivers are put at a severe disadvantage and may be unable to avoid an accident.