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Why it’s important to take fender benders seriously

On Behalf of | Oct 7, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury

Car accidents occur every day in Texas and even the safest drivers can find themselves in one. People have no control over what other drivers on the road decide to do and sometimes they make poor decisions resulting in hitting innocent drivers’ vehicles.

Some of these car accidents can be very severe, resulting in significant damage to vehicles and injuries to their drivers and passengers. Others are commonly referred to as fender benders. Most people associate this term with accidents in which little damage occurred.

When people are involved in fender benders it may not be something that they are overly concerned about. They may want their vehicle fixed, but it is easy to assume that since the damage appears to be minor, there is no real need to be concerned.

Damage caused by fender benders

Even fender benders can cause significant damage to vehicles. It may not be damage that is easily seen and noticeable, but it can be significant damage nonetheless. Some of the hidden damage that can occur as a result of a fender bender includes:

  • Wheel misalignment, which can over time cause improper tire wear or cause the vehicle to drift.
  • Small engine problems, which over time can create a bigger problem if not corrected in a timely manner.
  • Damage to exhaust pipes, especially after rear-end collisions. This can cause noise and increase fuel consumption resulting in more costs for gas.
  • Damage to the electrical systems can cause problems for many aspects of vehicles.
  • Bent frames, which can weaken the overall strength of the car, potentially rendering them unsafe for passengers.

Fender bender accidents in Texas may seem like more of an inconvenience than a real problem. However, these accidents can cause significant damage to vehicles that is not readily apparent.

Fender benders can also cause whiplash and other injuries, which sometimes take time to really affect people, but can still cause significant discomfort and other medical issues. People should take all car accidents seriously.