Motor vehicle accidents are generally caused by the negligence of one or more parties involved in an accident. Some, however, are caused by automobile design defects. By employing proper safety designs, motor vehicle manufacturers can prevent many of the deaths and serious injuries that result from automobile accidents.
When car manufacturers overlook safety standards or cut corners, individuals and families are put at risk of crippling injuries and fatalities. The attorneys at Davis & Crump are able to challenge the negligent manufacturer on your behalf. Our law firm represents consumers in product liability claims across the country.
If you or a family member has been injured, or a loved one was killed because of defective car or truck design, call our law firm. We have the knowledge and resources to litigate these cases against the nation’s largest auto manufacturers. Please contact our lawyers or call us at 1-800-277-0300 to arrange for a free consultation and learn how we can immediately begin to help.
WAS THE CAR CRASHWORTHY?
Under the law, manufacturers have a duty to protect occupants riding in their vehicles from foreseeable collisions – to make the vehicles “crashworthy.”
Crashworthiness is the ability of the vehicle to prevent occupant injuries in the event of an accident. Crashworthiness deals primarily with the driver and passengers colliding against the interior of the vehicle. Millions of defective vehicles remain on America’s roads, causing death and severe injuries in otherwise survivable accidents.
For many years the courts have allowed the consumers to sue carmakers when a design or manufacturing defect caused death or injury. Car crashes are statistically inevitable. However, car manufacturers have a duty to eliminate unreasonable risks of harm during the accidents.
An automobile’s safety depends on two things – an automobile’s crashworthiness, and accident avoidance features.
An example of accident avoidance features include antilock brakes, oversize tires, good handling features and features to minimize roll-over risks. Crashworthiness features include components that minimize a second collision (injury within the vehicle), such as seatbelts, airbags or other features to prevent ejection from the vehicle or protection to reduce the risk of fire. A lot of features have been available since the 1970s, yet many are still not in vehicles produced in the 1990s.
Davis & Crump handles cases involving design, manufacturing and warning defects involving cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, motorcycles, motorhomes and other vehicles including, but not limited to the following:
- Structural Crashworthiness
- Fuel System Fires
- Roof Crush
- Seat Collapse
- Stability Defects
- Air Bags and Occupant Restraint
- Door Latch
- System Failures
- Braking Systems
- Tire Defects
- Unintended Acceleration
Going up against the auto industry takes considerable legal resources and experience. These companies have immense resources which they will use to fight injured consumers’ claims. You need lawyers fighting for you who are especially prepared to take on these powerful corporations.
If you or someone you know has sustained a serious injury related to an auto defect accident and would like an experienced attorney to evaluate your claim, contact an auto defects lawyer at Davis & Crump at 1-800-277-0300.
Fill out a free claim evaluation or call us at 1-800-277-0300 to get started.