Dallas product liability lawyer Todd Tracy exposes the most common and deadly head on collision danger that most vehicles don’t protect against. Find out if you have an auto accident lawsuit for a safety defect by watching this video.
Hello. I’m Todd Tracy with the Tracy Law Firm at Dallas, Texas and I’m here today to talk about vehicle safety as it relates to a new phenomenon known as narrow frontal offset.
The narrow frontal offset on a vehicle deals with whenever 25 percent or less of the front structure is engaged. Now the reason this is important is because if you don’t engage at least 40 percent of your structure the way the vehicles are designed these days, none of your safety systems can perform properly.
For example, this is a 25 percent frontal offset and you will notice that the frame didn’t get engaged and there’s really no structure if you add any of the wheel well area here where your tire would normally be. What’s the consequence to the occupant when you experience a 25 percent frontal offset? In this particular accident, the airbag did not deploy.
A lot of times what we see happen when the airbag does deploy in a 25 percent frontal offset, if the airbag does deploy because of the way the structure shifts over, the airbag actually deploys but it protects the rearview mirror rather than protecting the driver or if it’s on the opposite side, protecting the right from a passenger.
Twenty-five percent narrow frontal offsets are the most dangerous impacts in the world today and the vehicle industry is not ready for it.
If you, a family member, or friend have suffered a traumatic car accident injury or they were killed in an auto accident, there may be grounds for a product liability lawsuit against the car maker. The victim’s or family members of the deceased person may be entitled to significantly more money in damages than just a negligence case about the cause of the accident.
The Tracy Law Firm focuses on “Who Caused The Traumatic Car Accident Injuries or Death” — not who caused the accident.
Whether you were at fault or not in the cause of the accident, car companies are required by federal motor vehicle safety standards to make vehicles that will protect the driver and passengers from catastrophic injuries or death.
Contact Todd Tracy directly to request a complimentary catastrophic accident case review at the Vehicle Safety Firm.
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The Tracy Law Firm is a nationwide law practice dedicated to making cars safer for the public.