Vehicle Crashworthiness Failures Lawsuit Injury Lawyer
All vehicles are expected to undergo rigorous testing for safety before they are sold to the public. Beyond testing individual features and engine safety, vehicles are also tested for crashworthiness and aggressivity, determining how well they withstand accidents and protect their occupants from injury. Although this is an industry standard, some vehicle manufacturers only meet the bare minimum for crash safety during testing.
When manufacturer or design defects are present within a vehicle that impact crashworthiness, you and your family can be riding in a time bomb. Many of these defects are not apparent until an accident occurs. Air bag malfunctions, exploding gas tanks, seat issues and brake problems, that are caused by manufacturer defects, can cause serious injuries and even death to occupants in these vehicles when a crash occurs.
Vehicle Defects Cause Injuries During Accidents
There are many examples of vehicles that are unsafe in crash settings. When a pattern becomes apparent with features that fail during crashes with specific vehicles, often a recall by the manufacturer will occur. However, first, these defects must be reported, and owners of these vehicles are often the victims, sustaining serious injuries before the defect or issue is resolved or recalled.
When vehicles have crashworthiness failures and occupants are injured, there may be reason to file a crashworthiness failure lawsuit for injuries. Two vehicles that fit this description include:
At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we have extensive experience in auto product liability lawsuits. We work with our clients who have been injured by auto defects to receive the compensation they deserve. If you or your family have been injured in an auto accident due to a manufacturer or feature design defect, contact our team to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your case.