During a rear end collision, an incredible amount of force can be exerted on the vehicle that takes the blow. Some reports are alleging that the way the seats in modern vehicles are constructed may add an extra element of danger to these crashes.
The reporting alleges that the seats are not quite as strong as they used to be. Many modern cars have seats that allow the driver or the passengers to recline a bit, to make the ride more comfortable. New reporting coming out indicates that these seat laches may not be quite as strong as they used to be in the past – some parts of vehicles have been made lighter to reduce fuel consumption – and that the weaker laches may pose significant hazards and rear end collisions.
Losing the Safety Belt
Reporting indicates that the collapse of the seat laches during a rear end collision may cause the occupant of the vehicle to slide out of the seat belt and be put at potentially greater danger of sustaining major injuries due to the crash. Rear end collisions are already significant causes of major injuries. Because of the tremendous amount of force that is sometimes exerted during these collisions, the occupants of the vehicle struck can be whipped back and forth, causing characteristic neck and back injuries that can result in pain and disability for a long period of time.
To date, there have been no lawsuits over this issue, but attorneys are keeping an eye on it as drivers may be at risk due to vehicle construction that is less sturdy than it would have had been in the past.
If You’re Injured
If you happen to be injured in a rear end collision, there could be many different factors at play. The driver who struck you may have been negligent in their driving and, therefore, caused you an injury that never needed to happen. If the injuries you suffered were due to failed airbag deployments or other issues with your vehicle, a product liability lawsuit might be in order.
Dallas personal injury lawyers can help you with rear end car crash lawsuits. These attorneys have available to them the resources they need to investigate the causes of the crash and to determine where negligence may have played a role. Whether it was due to a defective product – your car – or a driver who was negligent, they can generally find out who was ultimately responsible.