Millions of Vehicles on Texas Roads with Fraudulent Inspections

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Investigators believe thousands of fraudulent state inspections occur every day, resulting in a massive number of cars on Texas roadways without a valid safety and emissions inspection. Reporting showed that some state-licensed inspection stations are taking cash in exchange for falsely passing cars, and unfortunately, the state’s computer system is not programmed to flag the fake inspections and prevent those cars from getting real Texas license plates.

Vehicle inspections are an essential part of ensuring that cars are safe to operate on the roads. In Texas, vehicle inspections are required to be conducted every year, and they cover a variety of critical safety features such as brakes, tires, lights, and emissions. However, fraudulent car inspections can occur when inspectors or inspection stations deliberately falsify the results of these inspections, issuing passing grades to vehicles that do not meet the necessary safety standards.

Fraudulent inspections may occur for several reasons, such as inspectors looking to make more money, vehicles with known defects attempting to pass inspections, or vehicle owners seeking to avoid costly repairs. These fraudulent inspections can pose significant risks to public safety, as unsafe vehicles can contribute to accidents and cause injuries or fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed under the same or similar circumstances, it is important to find a skilled law firm to manage your claim. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.