Automotive defect cases typically involve the failure of an automobile’s safety features during impact in a motor vehicle collision or accident. Personal injury claims in this area are referred to as “crashworthiness” cases because they involve enhanced injuries that were made worse by the vehicle’s defective safety equipment. In some cases, there was a manufacturing defect in the assembly line process at the factory. More often, there was a design defect that failed to account for foreseeable types of accidents and to incorporate known, readily available technologies. Examples of crashworthiness cases include frontal collisions where the seatbelt system is not equipped with a shoulder harness, rollover accidents where the injury is caused by excessive roof crush, frontal or side collisions where the airbag does not deploy or deploys when it should not have and collisions that result in burn injuries from gasoline-fed fires.
The automotive industry defends these cases tooth and nail. It is extremely important to retain top-flight legal counsel with access to the resources needed to take on these complex cases.
Boston, Massachusetts and Rhode Island injury lawyer Jonathan D. Sweet, Esq, a seasoned trial attorney, is able to deliver successful results in these technically challenging personal injury cases. For more information about your potential injury case, contact Attorney Sweet anytime, day or night, seven days a week. There is never a charge for an initial consultation.