Half of the drivers on the road can’t identify the warning lights that show on their car’s dashboard. According to a survey of 2,000 drivers by Insure.com

  • 49% didn’t know what the tire-pressure light was

  • 46% couldn’t identify the brake-system warning light

  • 42% didn’t know what the cruise-control activation light meant

Now, I don’t expect drivers to read the entire owner’s manual front to back to learn what every symbol means – I sure don’t know them all. However, it’s important to have enough curiosity to find out what these lights mean when they do come on.

If you see a light come on your dashboard and you’re not sure what it means, it’s in your best interest as well as the other drivers’ best interest for you to find out, either by looking in your owner’s manual or searching online for it. The information is at your fingertips. It could be a small issue or it could be a hazardous one and you need to know.

If we’ve learned anything from the recent General Motors recall issues, it’s that car electrical systems have the ability to completely shut off if there’s a problem, disabling the brakes, airbags and more, causing obvious danger.

Keep yourself safe on the road as well as the other drivers around you by being aware of what the lights on your dashboard signify, or finding out what they mean when they come on.

And as always, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, seek medical help first and foremost. After that, if the accident wasn’t your fault, you should speak to an experienced Memphis personal injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, car damage, pain, suffering and more.

At Darrell Castle & Associates, we’ve handled Memphis car accident cases for decades and have seen it all from accidents involving multiple vehicles to accidents with just one. Both types of accidents can make good cases if the right things are present. An experienced car accident attorney can help you determine this.

However, it’s important to note that if you’re placing liability on the car company for a faulty product that caused your accident, like an airbag that failed to deploy, then your injury must be catastrophic. The car company you’ll be going up against is powerful and has a lot of money to throw towards litigation. Because of this, the risk must be worth the reward. Again, an experienced car accident attorney can help you determine that.

If you have any questions or if you think you have a car accident case, please contact us by filling out the “Get in Touch” form below or by calling us at (901) 327-1212. One of our experienced Memphis personal injury attorneys will be happy to speak with you free of charge about your situation.