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Crashworthiness

Every Auto Crash with Serious Injuries or Death Should Be Evaluated as a Potential Crashworthiness Lawsuit

Crashworthiness cases, also referred to as auto defect claims, are cases in which a vehicle, because of its unsafe design or the absence of necessary safety features, fails to adequately protect the occupants from injury in foreseeable crashes. Crashworthiness is a distinct area of legal practice, requiring extensive investigation and discovery. There is a need to retain multiple highly specialized experts who will conduct vehicle testing and/or prepare sophisticated computer simulations. Experts in automotive design, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, federal regulations, and specialized vehicle crash testing are required in almost every case.

Vehicle manufacturers have experienced lawyers and unlimited money to defend against these complex claims, and they will often take a case to verdict. Even for seasoned litigators with the mettle to take on the auto industry, crashworthiness claims are generally not a realistic business option, as they require a staggering bankroll ― hundreds of thousands of dollars in case costs is common ― that many firms simply cannot afford.

Only catastrophic injury claims can support the necessary level of financial investment.

Types of Crashworthiness Claims

Crashworthiness claims generally fall into nine major categories:

  • Fuel Tank Design
  • Airbag deployment
  • Rollover/Roof Crush/Vehicle Stability
  • Seat Design/Restraints
  • Tire Defects
  • Child Safety Seats
  • 15 Passenger Vans
  • Structural Integrity
  • Collision Avoidance Systems

Feldman Shepherd Is Accepting Crashworthiness Referrals

For more than 30 years, the attorneys at Feldman Shepherd have been achieving multimillion-dollar recoveries in crashworthiness cases, including eight-figure results in cases that other law firms turned down. We are accepting referrals of new cases.

When you refer a potential crashworthiness case to our firm, we evaluate all theories of liability that apply. The referring lawyer and his/her client pay nothing, and if Feldman Shepherd determines that there is no viable auto defect case, we will absorb the costs of the investigation and expert consultations. Of course, if we find grounds for a crashworthiness claim, we will pay a referral fee upon the successful conclusion of the case. Under no circumstances will the referring lawyer share any of the financial risks of the litigation. All fee-sharing arrangements are confirmed in writing, and referral fees are paid promptly, typically on the same day that we receive our share of the fee.

We welcome the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your seriously injured clients.

Every Auto Crash with Serious Injuries or Death Should Be Evaluated as a Potential Crashworthiness Lawsuit

Crashworthiness cases, also referred to as auto defect claims, are cases in which a vehicle, because of its unsafe design or the absence of necessary safety features, fails to adequately protect the occupants from injury in foreseeable crashes. Crashworthiness is a distinct area of legal practice, requiring extensive investigation and discovery. There is a need to retain multiple highly specialized experts who will conduct vehicle testing and/or prepare sophisticated computer simulations. Experts in automotive design, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, federal regulations, and specialized vehicle crash testing are required in almost every case.

Vehicle manufacturers have experienced lawyers and unlimited money to defend against these complex claims, and they will often take a case to verdict. Even for seasoned litigators with the mettle to take on the auto industry, crashworthiness claims are generally not a realistic business option, as they require a staggering bankroll ― hundreds of thousands of dollars in case costs is common ― that many firms simply cannot afford.

Only catastrophic injury claims can support the necessary level of financial investment.

Types of Crashworthiness Claims

Crashworthiness claims generally fall into nine major categories:

  • Fuel Tank Design
  • Airbag deployment
  • Rollover/Roof Crush/Vehicle Stability
  • Seat Design/Restraints
  • Tire Defects
  • Child Safety Seats
  • 15 Passenger Vans
  • Structural Integrity
  • Collision Avoidance Systems

Feldman Shepherd Is Accepting Crashworthiness Referrals

For more than 30 years, the attorneys at Feldman Shepherd have been achieving multimillion-dollar recoveries in crashworthiness cases, including eight-figure results in cases that other law firms turned down. We are accepting referrals of new cases.

When you refer a potential crashworthiness case to our firm, we evaluate all theories of liability that apply. The referring lawyer and his/her client pay nothing, and if Feldman Shepherd determines that there is no viable auto defect case, we will absorb the costs of the investigation and expert consultations. Of course, if we find grounds for a crashworthiness claim, we will pay a referral fee upon the successful conclusion of the case. Under no circumstances will the referring lawyer share any of the financial risks of the litigation. All fee-sharing arrangements are confirmed in writing, and referral fees are paid promptly, typically on the same day that we receive our share of the fee.

We welcome the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your seriously injured clients.

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