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What Is Crashworthiness?

Before an automaker releases a vehicle to the public, they are expected to put it through rigorous testing to ensure that its crashworthiness, or its ability to prevent injuries to occupants in the event of a crash, is up to par. Unfortunately, automakers do not always comply with these standards as they should, and consumers end up paying the price.

If you have sustained considerable losses because of a defective, uncrashworthy vehicle, you may have a viable claim against the responsible manufacturer. Contact the experienced Atlanta auto product liability attorneys at the Grant Law Office for a comprehensive case evaluation. We will help you determine the best approach to your injury claim to get you the compensation you need to recover. Call us today at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free (866) 249-5513 to speak with one of our dedicated team members now.

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Faulty Design, Crashworthiness, and Liability

During an auto accident, crashworthiness deals primarily with the secondary collision in which the occupants collide against the vehicle’s interior. An effective crashworthy vehicle should be able to diminish the dangerous second impact by distributing and directing the force towards less vital parts of the body to lessen the damage. Features that contribute toward better crashworthiness include seat belts, crumple zones, airbags, etc.

If a safety component in a vehicle fails to consistently operate as it should in multiple tests, the automaker has the duty to address the issue, and improve or remove the defective component for consumer safety. Breach of this duty can constitute negligence if it leads to a severe injury or death.

It is important to remember that crashworthiness has nothing to do with the cause of an accident. Rather, the issue is that the safety device did not prevent the injuries or reduce the severity of the injuries caused by the accident. In such a case, the vehicle’s manufacturer, or the manufacturer of a part of the vehicle, can be held liable.

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Catastrophic Injuries Associated with a Lack of Crashworthiness

When a vehicle’s safety feature fails, catastrophic injuries are common. These injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury,
  • Neck and spine injury,
  • Burns,
  • Internal injuries, and
  • Amputations.

These catastrophic injuries can result in permanent injury or disability, loss of a career, high medical bills for current and future care, scarring and disfigurement, and severe emotional anguish.

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The Right Attorney for You

At Grant Law Office, our Georgia lawyers have the legal knowledge, resources, experience, and skills to establish that a lack of crashworthiness in a vehicle caused your injuries. We draw testimony from medical experts, vehicle designers, safety consultants, and other relevant professionals in order to establish a connection between your injuries and a vehicle’s crashworthiness. To learn more about your legal options in a free consultation, call our office at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free (866) 249-5513 or submit an online contact form, and we will get right back to you.

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We require no legal retainer or upfront fees,
and you pay nothing unless we prevail.

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