Has your client been catastrophically injured in a car crash? Does the at-fault driver have limited coverage? Think crash avoidance technology (CAT)!
Traditionally, when lawyers think of auto products cases, we think about crashworthiness cases where a defect in the vehicle enhanced the client’s injuries. These types of case can include the failure of an airbag to deploy in a crash, a post-collision fuel-fed fire, seatbelt and seat back failures, and roof crush in a rollover incident.
In addition to traditional auto products liability and crashworthiness, now attorneys must also consider whether the crash could have been avoided in the first place if the vehicle had been equipped with the appropriate crash avoidance technology.
If the at-fault driver was driving a vehicle or truck manufactured after 2014, the case should be investigated for a potential failure to install crash avoidance technology against the striking vehicle manufacturer.
What to look out for:
- Catastrophic injuries to your client
- Striking vehicle is 2014 model year or newer
- A rear impact
- Vehicle crossed the centerline
- Vehicle left the roadway
- Blind spot/crash while changing lanes
- Pedestrian/bicyclist struck by vehicle
Consider these scenarios:
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car crash, or if you are an attorney who’s client has been catastrophically injured in car crash, contact Jaime Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 717-519-7254 if you would like to discuss a case and what to consider.