Texas Auto Crashworthiness Lawyers

Are you in Texas? Do you have a family member who has been injured by a non-crashworthy vehicle?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862- 1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any crashworthiness related injury or death and determining any possible claims.

Crashworthiness is a term used to define the ability of a structure, such as an automobile, to protect its occupants during an impact. The San Antonio Auto Crashworthiness Lawyers at Carabin Shaw have years of experience litigating this issue on behalf of injured people just like you. The “crashworthiness” of a vehicle is a term used commonly when testing and investigating the safety of vehicles. In the case of an automobile accident which has led to a more severe injury such as a traumatic brain injury, you may want to discuss your case with an experienced attorney to find out if your injury was caused by factors outside of the types of injuries that one may see in a motor vehicle accident.

Depending on the nature of the impact and the vehicle involved, different criteria are used to determine the “crashworthiness” of the structure. In a “crashworthiness” case, it doesn’t matter whose fault the accident was, and it doesn’t matter how the accident occurred; the real question in the case is, “Did the vehicle protect the person driving and the passenger(s) as it should have in the crash?” The San Antonio Auto Crashworthiness Lawyers at Carabin Shaw ask this question about accidents on a routine day to day basis. If the answer is no, we know how to make the designer and/or manufacturer and/or seller of the vehicle pay what they rightly owe to an injured person and their family. Give us a call and we can evaluate whether you have a good case. If you do, the sooner we get started after your accident, the better your chances at a fair and full recovery.

There is a duty known as the “crashworthiness doctrine which states that “although a collision may not be the “normal or intended use of a motor vehicle, vehicle manufacturers must take accidents into consideration as reasonably foreseeable occurrences involving their products. The design and manufacture of products should not be carried out in an industrial vacuum, but with recognition of the realities of everyday use… The manufacturer must evaluate the crashworthiness of his product and take such steps as may be reasonable and practicable to forestall particular crash injuries.” Carabin Shaw’s Auto Crashworthiness Attorneys in San Antonio know how to make manufacturers pay. Either through a good settlement or after a trial, when we are calling with our clients, they pay one way or the other.

In the case of an automobile accident, a traumatic brain injury may have occurred due to an automotive defect. Cases of an automotive defect have recently been featured in the news such as sudden acceleration, in which the vehicle suddenly accelerates due to a manufacturing defect. In these types of cases, there is a pre-existing defect in the vehicle, which may have actually caused the accident to occur. An automotive defect or defective part, can include anything from defective seatbelts, defective airbags, defective seatbelts, child seat safety failures or product recalls, tire failure or defective tires, improper window glazing, laminated versus tempered glass on windshields, side and rear windows, faulty door latches, improperly designed roofs which can crush in a car accident which results in a rollover, or defects in the vehicle which lead to rollovers.

When these types of automotive defects contribute to the accident, it can lead to more severe injuries for the victims. Carabin Shaw’s Auto Crashworthiness Attorneys in San Antonio have access to the expert witnesses and engineers you need to prove up such a case. We have relationships with them and they know what we need to get you your best chance at the maximum legally available recovery.

No one expects to get hurt. But if you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, you need to someone who can stand up for you, protect your rights and fight for what is fair.

You’ll want to contact an attorney who has the experience you and your family need. The lawyer will be able to assist in determining if you are entitled to compensatory damages for your injuries from those responsible due to at-fault, negligent, reckless or aggressive drivers or by other means such as defective parts, defective or recalled vehicle, or automotive design defects. These include the cost of medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Victims may also be entitled to punitive damages, which are designed to punish the defendant for their reckless behavior in the case of automotive negligence/ liability claims.

Are you in Texas? Do you have a family member who has been injured by a non-crashworthy vehicle?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862- 1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any crashworthiness related injury or death and determining any possible claims.

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