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Auto Accident Topics
- Automobile Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Air Bag Failure
- Auto Crashworthiness
- All Terrain Vehicles
- Bicycle Accident
Practice Area Attorneys
- James R. Ronca, Shareholder
(Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Unsafe Drugs, Construction Site Accidents, Products Liability, Auto Accidents)
- Lawrence R. Cohan, Shareholder
(Environmental Toxins, Vaccines, Dangerous Drugs, Class Actions, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Auto Accidents)
- Joel Feldman, Shareholder
(Securities Litigation, Automobile Accidents, Slips and Falls, Class Actions, Products Liability)
- Larry E. Coben, Shareholder
(Products Liability, Crashworthiness, Helmet Liability, Class Action Litigation, Catastrophic Injury Litigation)
For decades automobile manufacturers have been forced to make changes in the design of automobiles so that when accidents happen, the occupants of the cars are afforded reasonable protection from the "second impact” or collision.
The term “second impact” or collision refers to the occupants of the car suffering injury after the initial impact with another vehicle or when an object strikes the occupant in the interior of the vehicle such as the windshield, steering wheel dashboard or the doors.
Often times occupants of vehicles in certain types of accidents are ejected from the vehicle and suffer catastrophic injury or death. In many cases the reason for the ejection of the driver or passengers can be traced to faulty seat belts, latch mechanisms, roof strength, and the failure to use laminated glass on the side and rear window or hatch of the vehicle which aid in preventing the escape of occupants.
In many cases the airbag designed to prevent injury deploys when it shouldn't causing serious facial injury and burns. In other instances the airbag may fail to deploy and result in catastrophic injury when in violent collisions, the airbag or a part of the restraint system, fails to provide the safety function as represented by the manufacturers of our automobiles.
Seat design and the failure of a seatback can, and often times does, result in quadriplegia and paraplegia. Tire defects leading to blowout and the lack of a vehicles stability can result the in rollover and catastrophic consequences. These are a few examples of the types of second collision or crashworthiness cases which our firm has been handling for over 25 years.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile, we can assist you in evaluating your case.
- Visit our Crashworthiness Website for more information.
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