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Crashworthiness Failures Lawsuit Claims Lawyer

One of the measures of vehicle safety is crashworthiness, or how well a vehicle protects occupants in the event of a collision. Vehicles and their components are tested for crashworthiness, but often they pass these tests with inferior components. Unfortunately, these defective or unsafe components become obvious when vehicles are involved in real collisions, putting occupants at risk of severe injuries or death. At Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law, we can help victims of crashworthiness failures seek compensation from manufacturers for injuries caused by defective safety features.

There are many vehicle components that can impact safety during a collision or crash. Defective air bags, seatbacks, seatbelts, roof strength, headrests and door latches, can increase the risk of serious injuries during a crash. The key is to prevent the vehicle from crushing occupants and reduce the risk of ejection from the vehicle. When a rollover accident causes the roof to collapse or seatbelts to fail during a crash, drivers and passengers can have serious injuries. If the components did not perform as intended, the manufacturer may be liable for injuries caused by the malfunction.

Crash Injuries Caused by Unsafe Components

Vehicle manufacturers have a responsibility to design and build vehicles that perform safely. This includes protecting occupants in a crash. When a crashworthiness failure occurs, it can cause secondary collision injuries. These are injuries that are caused by unsafe components on the vehicle and are preventable when the components are designed and built to work as intended. Some crash injuries that can occur due to unsafe components include:

  • Burn injuries from gas tank explosions
  • Lacerations from metal components of air bags
  • Head, neck and spine trauma from roof collapse
  • Impact injuries from ejection from the vehicle (door latch and seatbelt malfunction)
  • Spine and neck injuries from seatback failure
  • Death from impact, laceration, head trauma or fire

If you were involved in an injury crash and a component failure contributed to your injuries, contact us at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law today. We can help you determine whether you can seek compensation for poor crashworthiness or defective auto components. Call our office to schedule a free consultation.

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