Personal Injury Type -  Unsafe Autos

A little education can go along way. This is particularly true when it comes to auto safety. It is bad enough to deal with unsafe drivers, but itís worse if there are hidden dangers and defects in the car you are driving. Before purchasing a car it is a good idea to check with consumer groups and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the car you are about to purchase. You can readily get information regarding many safety issues about the vehicle you are about to purchase. You can, for example, learn about crash results for front and side collisions, rollovers characteristics, weight considerations, compare safety features, seat belts, air bags, head Injury protection, head restraints, anti-lock systems, traction control, all-wheel drive, automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, daytime running lights, child passenger equipment, and more. If you, a loved one, or friend, are in a serious vehicular accident, it may be a good idea to check the crash protection and safety features of the vehicle, as well as any failures that may have caused or contributed to the accident.

Legal claims involving unsafe vehicles and equipment can involve complex legal and technical issues. The following are a few important legal, factual and evidentiary matters that should be considered when evaluating a claim.

  • How well did the vehicle protect people during a crash?

  • What features should the vehicle have to avoid a crash?

  • What safety features should the vehicle have?

  • Did the manufacturer know of deficient crash test ratings?

  • Did seat belts, air bags, head restraints, and seats function properly?

  • Were injuries more severe due to deficiencies in side impact characteristics?  

  • If a sport utility vehicles, did it tip over?

  • Did the vehicle have poorly designed weight characteristics?

  • Were seat belts defective? Were the air bags defective?

  • Was a child be killed or seriously by an air bag?

  • Was there proper head injury protection in the interior of the vehicle?

  • Were there proper head restraints?

  • Did  the anti-lock rake system (ABS) work properly?

  • Was there a proper traction control system for vehicle stability?

  • Did a all-wheel drive properly distribute power to both front and rear wheels?

  • Did the vehicle design violate any state or federal regulations?

  • Did the vehicle design or equipment fail to comply with industry standards?

It is important that a unsafe vehicle and equipment claim be evaluated by an experienced legal team. Complex legal and safety issues may be involved. If you, a friend, or loved one are hurt in an unsafe vehicle, you should take immediate steps to protect your or their interest. Do not compromise your rights by making statements to the press, insurance investigators, potential defendants, their representatives, and do not sign anything. Safely secure the vehicle. Consider the suggestions in our accident guide, and call us immediately. We are here to help. At Larry King, P.C., we recognize the unique issues pertaining to your claim. You can call us seven days a week, 24 hours a day, everyday of the year. We also offer a free legal-infoline service, and you can now contact us on this web site by using our Personal Injury Contact form. We are committed to doing the extra things it takes to help our clients.


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