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.
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.
well did the vehicle protect people during a crash?
features should the vehicle have to avoid a crash?
safety features should the vehicle have?
the manufacturer know of deficient crash test ratings?
seat belts, air bags, head restraints, and seats function properly?
injuries more severe due to deficiencies in side impact
a sport utility vehicles, did it tip over?
the vehicle have poorly designed weight characteristics?
seat belts defective? Were the air bags defective?
a child be killed or seriously by an air bag?
there proper head injury protection in the interior of the vehicle?
there proper head restraints?
Did the anti-lock rake system (ABS) work properly?
there a proper traction control system for vehicle stability?
a all-wheel drive properly distribute power to both front and rear
the vehicle design violate any state or federal regulations?
the vehicle design or equipment fail to comply with industry
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.