Crashworthiness refers to how well a car, truck, or other vehicle protects passengers in the event of an accident. Crashworthiness ratings can involve air bags, roll bars, seat belts, bumpers, and the durability of a car’s exterior. Laws have been put into place demanding a certain minimum safety rating for all new cars being manufactured. However, every year cars that have accidental defects in their design are produced. Some of these defects might include faulty air bags, improperly installed safety equipment, fragile car exteriors, or defective seatbelts.
In the event of an injury or accident due to a defective part, the manufacturers must pay damages, even if they were not aware of the problem. If you have been injured in an auto accident and suspect a defect was to blame, call our office today.