Have you ever wondered how safe you really are inside your car if you were a victim of a South Florida car accident? Do you take for granted that your seatbelt, airbags and headrests would protect you?
When an automobile is released from the manufacturer to the open market to sell, it is expected that the vehicle holds a standard of safety in the event of a car crash. The term for this protection is “crashworthiness” and is defined as the ability of a motor vehicle to prevent the occupants from sustaining injuries during and after a collision.
If you are a driver or passenger and involved in a Fort Lauderdale car crash or collision, you are at risk for a “second collision” that may occur inside the car. A car’s design is implemented to prevent these secondary collisions with the protection of interior equipment.
A secondary collision that can occur includes the interior equipment such as airbags, seat belts, headrests, side-impact protections, roll bars and crumple zones that are used to minimize the injuries of the passengers. These protective devices can prevent the passengers of the car from being ejected out of the vehicle.
Safety measures are in place to protect passengers in case of a car accident. Unfortunately sometimes it is these safety features that cause injuries or fatalities with or without a crash due to a defective interior part.
For example a defective airbag may not deploy upon impact. Defective airbags are very dangerous and can cause serious accidents if they deploy unexpectedly for no apparent reason while driving. A defective airbag can cause severe injuries and sometimes deaths. They are dangerous to small children and infants.
If you have experienced a South Florida auto accident or have been injured because of a defective airbag, seat belt, headrest or other interior design flaw, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A skilled South Florida personal injury attorney that specializes in defective products can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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