All vehicle manufacturers crash-test their vehicles before they are put to market. In order for a vehicle to pass the crash test they must meet very minimum standards, but meeting the minimum standards does not necessarily mean that you or your family will be safe in an automobile accident.
Crashworthiness is a vehicle’s ability to prevent injuries to its occupants in the event of a collision. Crashworthiness deals primarily with the ‘second collision’ that results when the driver and passengers collide against the interior of the vehicle after the initial impact. Crashworthiness features are designed to minimize occupant injuries, prevent ejection from the vehicle, and reduce the risk of fire.
When surveying a vehicle after an accident, there are several things that an experienced attorney should examine:
- Roof crush
- Airbag deployment
- Frame damage
- General structural integrity
- Front, side, or rear crush
- Seatbelt function
- Post crash fire
You need an experienced attorney looking out for you in the event that your vehicle failed to keep you and your family during a traumatic accident. If your vehicle failed to keep you safe, you may have a claim against the automaker.
Liggett Law Group fights to protect consumers, and we seek justice for our clients from automakers who fail to ensure the safety of their customers. We serve West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, and we passionately pursue justice for you.