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CALIFORNIA CRASHWORTHINESS ATTORNEYS

Crashworthiness is an extremely important part of vehicle safety; as it is the ability that a vehicle has to prevent serious physical injuries to the driver and passengers during a collision. Depending upon the type of accident which occurs, be it head-on, rear-end, side-impact, or a rollover, the driver or passengers may suffer from a variety of serious injuries. In many cases, the occupants may suffer from acceleration and deceleration injuries, such as whiplash or head and facial injuries if their head hits the dashboard. When a car is adequately crashworthy it may help prevent injuries which happen as the result of the force involved in the accident.

There are five main factors which are considered when evaluating the crashworthiness of a vehicle, which are:

  • Control Energy
  • Maintain Survival Space
  • Packaging
  • Fire Prevention
  • Restrain & Prevent Ejection

The following crashworthiness elements are intended to reduce the risk of auto accident related injuries, such as:

  • Seatbelts
  • Airbags
  • Side impact protection
  • Safer windows and windshields
  • Interior padding
  • Crumple Zones
  • Solid Roof

Although these safety features have been available since the 1970’s, many vehicle manufacturers did not choose to equip their vehicle until the 1990’s.

Some vehicles that have been recalled due to inadequate crashworthiness include the following:

  • Dodge Fire Hazard
  • Ford Fire Risk
  • Ford Seatbelt
  • Honda Airbag
  • Hyundai Airbag
  • Mazda Fire Risk
  • Nissan Fire Hazard
  • Porsche Roof Safety
  • Toyota Seatbelt
  • Toyota Airbag
  • GM Ignition Switch

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Defective or faulty safety attributes will not provide the amount of protection which is needed to prevent serious bodily injuries during an accident. If you were involved in a car crash and suffered injuries as the result of your vehicle not being properly crashworthy due to defective safety features, you should contact a California crashworthiness attorney at Nadrich & Cohen. Our lawyers will investigate every aspect of your case and determine if the vehicle manufacturer used their knowledge to foresee your type of accident and if they could have better designed the vehicle to prevent the related injuries. The court system has also stated that automobile manufacturers provide consumers with a safe vehicle which will offer the driver and passenger with a high amount of protection.

If you have been seriously injured as the result of a dangerous automobile, you need the representation of a law firm that will fight to hold negligent manufacturers responsible for injuries caused by their product and recover the largest amount of monetary compensation for your injuries. Our aggressive attorneys have the experience and knowledge which are needed to successfully represent a crashworthiness case. As a result of our skill and legal knowledge, we have recovered over $75 million for our clients.

Call Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation regarding your crashworthiness accident.