Defective Vehicle PartsDefective cars, trucks and SUVs are killing thousands of consumers every year. Many vehicles are not crashworthy and do not adequately protect the occupants, in fact many dangerous or defective conditions in cars and trucks can actually increase the likelihood of injury and severity of the injury. Crashworthiness means proper engineering design of a vehicle to protect its occupants during an accident, rollover or crash. This includes minimizing occupant contact with the vehicle’s interior, preventing ejection from the vehicle, and creating a low risk of fire, so as to minimize injuries to all occupants in the vehicle.

Areas Of Concern In Designing A Crashworthy Vehicle Include:

  • Seatbelt buckle system
  • Airbags Safety
  • Headrests or Head restraints
  • Sturdy seatbacks
  • Door latches & locks
  • Side impact protection zones
  • Front and rear crumple and protection zones
  • Fuel Tanks, fuel Lines and gas tanks
  • Roofs – Roof Strength & Integrity
  • Windows and Windshields that protect in a crash
  • Rollover Protection Systems
  • Welding of component car body parts
  • Braking systems- antilock

Crashworthiness – Proving That A Vehicle Is Defective

Defective SeatAuto defect cases are often the hardest cases to win, as the defendants are usually multi-million or multi-billion dollar corporations who have the resources to fight.In cases involving a products defect, the fight is often a battle of the parties experts and the discovery of documents that shown notice of a problem or defect on the part of the defendants prior to this product being manufactured. Hiring an attorney with a proven track record and a willingness to take on the big corporations is the first step in the battle. If you need an aggressive product liability attorney, then call the Willis Law Firm.

Crashworthiness Lawsuits

Common areas of crashworthiness and products liability, injury & death lawsuits involve:

  • 15-Passenger Van Rollovers
  • Defective Airbag
  • Tire Blowout -Tread Separation
  • Rollovers and Wrecks
  • Roof Crush – Roof Pillar Collapse
  • Automatic Seat Belts Deaths
  • Lap Only Belt Injuries & Deaths
  • Conversion Vans Defects
  • Liftgate Door Latch Openings
  • Defective Door Latch Opening – Sliding Door Lock Defects
  • Fuel Systems Vehicle Fires & Explosions
  • Laminated Glass/Glazing Ejections
  • Seatbelts Defect – Defective Seat Belt Buckles
  • Rollovers- SUV & Truck Rollover Injuries & Deaths

Automotive Defects – Texas Product Liability Lawyer In The News

On July 17, 2001 Mr. Willis was recognized as one of a very select group of products liability attorneys in the nation and was awarded the prestigious Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award for his contributions in investigating and gathering evidence pertaining to tire belt separation and vehicle rollovers in Firestone Tire and Ford Explorer Cases. The efforts by these selected attorneys and others helped lead to the largest recall in U.S. history. This award was presented to Mr. Willis by the president of the American Trial Lawyers Association.

If you have a question regarding a personal injury claim or the wrongful death of a friend or family member, call and talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer with 30+ years of experience. Call now for a free consulation.

Injured in an accident? Talk to a Lawyer about your legal options and rights!
Get Help Right Now