Vehicle Crashworthiness Attorney
Vehicles are designed to get you to and from your destination of choice in as safe a manner as possible. In the event you are involved in an accident, you hope that your vehicle will protect you and keep you from sustaining any life-threatening injuries, or worse. The ability of a vehicle to prevent injuries to the occupants in the event of a collision is called ‘crashworthiness’. In most cases, crashworthiness deals with secondary collisions in which the driver and the passengers collide against the interior of the vehicle. In crashworthiness cases, the cause of the accident is typically considered irrelevant. While it is true that nearly every vehicle will perform adequately and safely under most conditions, if a part is defective or an error was made during the manufacturing or design process, it may affect the car’s safety and overall crashworthiness. If you have been involved in a car accident and believe it may have been because of an auto defect, contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm. We will conduct an investigation and determine whether the injuries you sustained were caused fully or in part un-crashworthiness. We have offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA as well as Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Brownsville, TX and are available to talk today for free.
What Factors Determine Crashworthiness?
When trying to determine crashworthiness, there are several important factors that should be considered, including the following:
- Could the vehicle occupants have fared better?
- Could some feature that was lacking in the vehicle have reduced the occupants’ injuries?
In most cases, crashworthiness cases involve injuries that were sustained as a result of a defect in a vehicle. When it comes to vehicle defects, there are three main types that can result in injury or loss of life:
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
- Failure to warn
At Rad Law Firm, our attorneys will investigate your particular crash and determine whether or not a product defect was the root cause of your collision. Crashworthiness can be complex, which is why it is important that you have an attorney from Rad Law Firm by your side.
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During a car collision, the occupants of the car are subjected to a variety of forces including acceleration and deceleration, which can cause them to bounce inside the car, to possibly be ejected from the vehicle. A car collision can often result in a vehicle fire. A rollover can crumple a car. We expect our cars to protect us in the case of a collision or rollover. A vehicle manufacturer can be liable for injuries received in a collision, no matter who was at fault, if there was a defect that didn’t cause the accident but caused or increased the severity of the occupants’ injuries. This is a difficult thing to prove and will require medical experts to opine on the severity and cause of the injuries, an engineer to opine on whether there were available safety features that weren’t used on the car (maybe because of expense), vehicle design experts, safety experts, an accident reconstruction expert, and possibly other expert witnesses.
At Rad Law Firm, we know these experts. If you feel that your injuries from a collision were much worse than they should have been, please call us. We can review your medical records and investigate all legal options open to you. We can help you – we work for you.
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