Vehicle designers and manufacturers are required to abide by certain safety standards that are intended to protect vehicle occupants in the event of a collision. Vehicle occupants are susceptible to a number of external forces during an accident, including rapid acceleration, deceleration, the angle of impact, and more. A vehicle’s crashworthiness describes its ability to prevent injuries caused by these forces during a collision.
The crashworthiness of a vehicle is something our skilled product liability attorneys take into account when determining if manufacturing or design defects are responsible for injuries you or your loved one sustained in a car accident or truck accident. With decades of collective experience and relationships with local and national experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, engineering, and law enforcement, we’re able to assist you in building a strong case.
PROVING LIABILITY BASED ON VEHICLE CRASHWORTHINESS
If a vehicle’s crashworthiness is inadequate, it can lead to extensive injuries and even death in the event of a collision. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, our product liability lawyers can determine if vehicle crashworthiness played a role in your injuries.
In determining liability, we look at a variety of factors, including:
- If the vehicle was reasonably safe for users
- The design and manufacture of the vehicle
- If some aspect of the design was avoidable
- If the vehicle design was unreasonably dangerous
- The presence and extent of your injuries
- If the vehicle’s crashworthiness contributed to your injuries
Automobile designers and manufacturers have a duty to create vehicles that are as reasonably safe as possible, considering all aspects of design, technology, and safety. When they fail to uphold this responsibility, Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton is prepared to fight for you.
Our product liability lawyers have earned recognition from numerous national organizations and publications, including Martindale-Hubbell®, Super Lawyers® Magazine, the International Society of Barristers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and many others. Regardless of how difficult your case may be, our firm is ready to fight for the fair compensation you are owed.