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Do Morgan Three-Wheelers present a car accident risk?

The Morgan Three-Wheeler is a revolutionary motor vehicle designed to impress. With a chrome V-twin engine exposed for all to see and a three-wheeled open-cockpit design, the vehicle is technically classified as a motorcycle -- with all the fatal car accident risks that come along with that status. Tennessee residents who have had a chance to see it will no doubt remember the way it looks. Regardless of its beauty, though, the three-wheeler has also been subjected to two recalls relating to its apparent braking system defects.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is not saying that the brakes are in danger of malfunctioning themselves. Rather, the recalls have to do with a warning light system designed to notify drivers about a dip in brake fluid. The NHTSA believes that the current warning systems are not in alignment with federal standards. The brake fluid warning light recalls will affect a total of 235 Morgan Three-Wheelers. To prevent the threat of car accident, owners will be able to bring the vehicle back to the dealership for repairs once Morgan sources a warning lamp that is in compliance with federal regulations.

Last year, a previous brake system recall affected 139 three-wheelers due to a missing sticker, which was supposed to be placed on the vehicle's brake fluid reservoirs. The NHTSA may seem strict with the way it reviews motor vehicles for regulation violations. However, these regulations are put in place for a reason -- to keep drivers safe.

Tennessee residents who suffer injury in a car accident caused by a motor vehicle defect may have civil claims for damages under the law. Especially if the defect at issue does not comply with federal regulations, victims (or their families in the event of a fatal accident) may be able to seek restitution for the cost of their medical care, in addition to restitution for pain and suffering and permanent and other financial losses. A review of police reports, the vehicles involved and the victims' injuries will typically reveal the best strategies to employ in pursuing such a claim.

Source: autoblog.com, "Morgan Three-Wheeler puts on the brakes for new recall", Chris Bruce, Aug. 15, 2014

Source: autoblog.com, "Morgan Three-Wheeler puts on the brakes for new recall", Chris Bruce, Aug. 15, 2014

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