A vehicle’s crashworthiness is extremely important. Contact our attorneys today if you have been harmed because of a defective or faulty vehicle part.
Crashworthiness is a term used to describe the safety of a vehicle in the event of an automobile crash. In general, a vehicle’s crashworthiness refers to its structural integrity, crash test results, occupant protection and the presence of any automotive defects. Issues investigated in crashworthiness claims include, but are not limited to, side impact bars, defective seat belts, faulty air bags, defective roll bars, and faulty “crumple zones” – the zone of the car that absorbs all of the impact during an auto accident. Contact our reputable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your crashworthiness claim today. We are here to help you; please call us toll free or fill out our contact form.
Any number of variables can influence the crashworthiness of a vehicle in a motor vehicle accident, including the following factors: an air bag affected by a manufacturing defect; a defect in the design of a roll bar causing a roof crush; or even bad engineering leading to the misplacement of a seat belt bolt – all of which could result in serious injuries or death to a vehicle occupant.
When it comes to defective products, whether the product manufacturer was aware of the defective product or faulty design or engineering of its vehicle, they can be held liable for the personal injury or wrongful death caused by their product. Over 10,000 people a year are killed in rollover accidents in the United States, and, although SUV rollovers have been widely publicized, all types of vehicles, cars and trucks have the ability to roll over and need to be designed with the safety of the vehicle occupants in mind. Contact our knowledgeable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today if you have suffered injuries because of a non-crashworthy vehicle.