14 Dec, 2021

What Is Crashworthiness?​

Author Todd A. Strong

Motor vehicles are designed to withstand impacts in an accident and protect the driver and passengers. However, safety system defects, including faulty air bags and defective auto glass, can occur, causing serious injuries. Strong Law Offices investigates the possibility of vehicle safety defect liability claims involving safety systems and the crashworthiness of motor vehicles.

Crashworthiness Legal Claims

Crashworthiness is the science of using vehicle safety systems to prevent or reduce the risk of serious accident injuries. Strong Law Offices looks at all serious motor vehicle accident claims to determine whether the motor vehicle was "crashworthy." For example, our lawyers will ask:

  • Did the vehicle maintain proper survival space?
  • Did it prevent occupant ejection?
  • Did it properly restrain occupants during the entire collision?
  • Did a car fire occur? If so, were the vehicle's fire prevention systems adequate?
  • Was energy distributed appropriately?

If a defect in the motor vehicle and/or the crashworthiness of the motor vehicle approximately caused or led to an injury and/or greater injury than otherwise would have been reasonably expected for the same or similar type of motor vehicle accident, you may have a crashworthiness legal claim for failure to provide reasonable protection in the motor vehicle accident.

Were You the Victim of a Defective Car Part or System?​

Contact Strong Law Offices to determine whether or not you or a loved one may have been a victim of a defective motor vehicle product and/or safety system. The car accident attorneys at Strong Law Offices look at airbag defects, child seat defects, door defects, fire, and post-accident fire and explosions, roof crush, school bus defects, seat belt defects, SUV rollovers, tire defects, and numerous other safety device failures.

Consult A Car Accident Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation, please call 309-688-5297. We have four convenient law offices in Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington, and Chicago, and can also meet you at your home or hospital, upon request.

About The Author

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Illinois workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer Todd A. Strong is the founder of Strong Law Offices in Peoria, Illinois. Todd brings considerable legal knowledge, experience, and skill to the table to ensure injured victims throughout the state are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.