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Old 02-01-2019, 08:00 PM   #1
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If my car wipers failed after 5 days of use can I sue them when I hit another car at the supermarket?

The wipers completely failed and the windshield was basically not visible during this cold spell.


Even my mechanic said something was "bizarrely wrong".
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:57 PM   #2
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Who is "them" that you want to sue?

How old is your car?

Why did you drive it if you couldn't see through the windshield?

Even if the wipers stopped suddenly you should have had a couple of seconds to stop the car and stick your head out the window to avoid hitting anybody while you were slowly moving to the side to park it.
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:07 PM   #3
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What do you mean your "wipers failed"? What failed exactly? After five days of WHAT? Being fixed? Buying the car?
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States require the operator of a motor vehicle do so in a safe manner. Operating without wipers in a condition requiring them is your fault.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:57 AM   #5
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You can claim damages from the other cars insurance if you can prove that they caused the accident.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:53 AM   #6
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If the wipers were not working and you could not see, then the car likely should not have been driven. No matter what!
Sure you can get a new pair of wipers from the vendor, but that does not excuse driving without being able to see, especially during the recent severe cold spell which seems (possibly) to be when this happened.
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Wipers don't work in an ice storm.
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Wipers don't work in an ice storm.
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