This Crashworthiness Resource has been created as a resource tool for consumers with the intentions of alerting and educating people of the numerous auto defects proliferated by major car manufacturers. Each year, numerous recalls are issued because auto safety has been sacrificed. Often times, auto recalls are not announced until serious accidents and fatalities have occurred.
As of January 9, 2002 the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) agreed to develop a new investigative procedure on initiating auto defect recalls. This decision follows reports showing the NHTSA lacking consistent procedures regarding companies' decisions. It has resulted in having a decreased effectiveness toward initiating recalls.
Crashworthiness and Auto Recall News
August 15, 2008 - Suit Filed Over Teen’s Head Injury
A year after a teenage boy was hit by a train and suffered from a severe head injury a lawsuit has been filed over the incident.
June 27, 2008 - Victim Injured in Boat Accident Sues
A lawsuit was recently filed after a woman was severely injured at the Madison Regatta two years ago.
March 26, 2008 - $21M Settlement Reached in Traffic Death
A $21 million settlement was recently reached in the suit filed against the city of San Francisco for the death of a small girl.
February 4, 2008 - Evenflo Car Seats Recalled
Evenflo recently announced the recall of one million of their car seats that have proven to be defective and potentially harmful to consumers.
January 15, 2008 - Car Crash Leads to Suit Against Nissan
A three-car collision that happened in Texas led one of the victims to sue the makers of her car for a faulty seatbelt.
If you have any questions about your legal rights regarding an injury caused by an auto defect, please contact us.