What is Crash Worthiness in Car Accident Cases?

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September 21, 2015
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Car Accident Attorney Near Miami Defines Crash Worthiness Legal Term

Auto accidents are an unpleasant fact of life, and so determining the crash worthiness of a particular kind of vehicle is necessary to protect victims on potential car crashes. In this video, car accident attorney Deborah Gander discusses the meaning of crash worthiness and the history of the personal injury law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson in dealing with injuries resulting from defective auto parts and designs. Our attorneys are pioneers in the fields of defective auto parts and crash worthiness, starting with our involvement in the nationally recognized Ford Pinto defect lawsuits. If you have been injured due to a vehicle’s unsafe design in Florida or nationwide, contact our experienced car crash lawyers by calling 305-476-7400 or filling out our online case review form for a free consultation today.

Video Transcription:

Crash worthiness is an area of the law because cars foreseeably will get in crashes. From an engineering perspective, once you know that cars can get in crashes, you have to design to protect the occupants of the crash of the car during that crash. For example, if a car can roll over, the roof system has to be sturdy enough not to collapse in on someone and break their neck. If cars can get into front accidents, the seat belt has to be strong enough to hold someone. Air bags shouldn’t break necks and doors shouldn’t come unlocked, fling open and allow occupants fly out. When cars have defects such as this, that’s called crash worthiness. Our law firm has been handling crash worthiness cases back, from the first Ford Pinto fire case decades ago up through the Firestone litigation for tires, Ford Motor Company for rollovers and roof crushes. Many attorneys in this law firm have done it for years, and we’ve done a wide variety of it. For more information, call us, Colson Hicks Eidson, 305-476-7400, or check us out on the web, Colson.com.