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Crashworthiness & Vehicle Structural Defects

Crashworthiness describes a vehicle’s ability to withstand the impact of an accident and protect the occupants within that vehicle.1 As such, crashworthiness specifically relates to a vehicle’s structure and design and the degree to which those elements can prevent serious, fatal injuries in the event of a traffic collision.

At the Amaro Law Firm, our lawyers are skilled at helping accident victims pursue compensation and justice when they have been harmed by uncrashworthy vehicles. Tenacious, experienced, and diligent, we can help the injured build the strongest possible claim and successfully navigate the recovery process.

Vehicle crashworthiness can be degraded by faulty equipment or dangerous design. When an uncrashworthy vehicle causes or intensifies a crash, victims can have legal options for justice and recovery.

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What Features Impact Crashworthiness?
Crashworthiness & Vehicle Structural Defects

Crashworthiness & Vehicle Structural Defects

Various aspects of a vehicle can contribute to its crashworthiness, including (but not limited to) the:

  • Seat belts
  • Airbags
  • Roof strength
  • Strength of the occupant compartment (or safety cage)
  • Crumple zones.

Regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) evaluate the crashworthiness of passenger vehicles using a 5-star rating system, in which more stars indicate safer cars (i.e., more crashworthy vehicles).2

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