Auto accidents happen everyday throughout the country. Some are minor fender benders while others are extremely serious and even fatal. While these accidents are often caused by driver error, weather, and other factors on the road, a good number of them are actually caused by poor vehicle design. Some accidents that shouldn't be serious may actually become serious because of vehicle design issues, in fact. This gets into the issue of crashworthiness.
Our Central Florida personal injury attorneys would like to take crashworthiness into consideration right now and give you a basic understanding as to why it is so important for car accident litigation.
Crashworthiness refers to the ability of a vehicle to protect the driver and passengers from injury in the cases of an accident or collision. It takes into account a number of factors, including safety restraints, crumple zones, and the structural integrity of the vehicle.
Our personal injury lawyers in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast take this issue very seriously in any auto accident case since it literally can mean the difference between life and death.
Why Crashworthiness Matters
We expect that auto manufacturers to have the best interests of consumers in mind; that vehicles are designed to be as safe as possible. During serious accidents, a well-designed vehicle can help save the life of the driver and the passengers. If a car is poorly designed, an accident may claim the lives of these people, or a non-injury accident may turn into an injury accident.
If a vehicle rolls over, for instance, a poorly designed roof or frame may cave in and crush vehicle passengers. Similarly, impacts from the front or the sides can cause the vehicle to buckle and injure those within. In some cases, safety restraints and airbags may fail, meaning that injuries might occur when they should have been guarded against.
Our team of personal injury attorneys will take all of the above into consideration when they take on any sort of car and auto accident lawsuit.
Fatal Car Accidents and Crashworthiness
Because of the kinds of design failures that might occur, it is likely that a serious non-fatal accident may become fatal due to poor crashworthiness. These kinds of deaths are especially heartbreaking because the loss of the loved one was entirely preventable. In such matters, our attorneys will help the victims of families with wrongful death claims, allowing them to receive just compensation for a senseless loss.
Fight Back: Hold Negligent Auto Companies Responsible
You should not feel helpless or hopeless in the face of injury or the loss of a loved one. Our team of Central Florida product liability lawyers and personal injury attorneys is here to help you. We will be your advocate, we will be your shield, we will be your guide. Our legal team is here to provide you with peace of mind so you can heal, cope, and carry forward again.
Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits and Your Legal Options
For more information about auto accident cases and your many different legal options, be sure to contact our Daytona Beach and Palm Coast personal injury lawyers today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible choices about your case.