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The greater a vehicle’s crashworthiness, the more protection it provides to occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident. The degree of crashworthiness depends on the vehicle’s ability to withstand and absorb extreme physical stresses during a collision.
Fortunately, the crashworthiness of motor vehicles has increased dramatically since Ralph Nader wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, which discusses the auto industry’s then blatant disregard for consumer safety. This book, along with product liability lawsuits that made disregard for safety extremely expensive for auto manufacturers, has resulted in far greater crashworthiness for today’s vehicle.
Watch this video to see how the crashworthiness of a classic car compares to today’s vehicle. https://youtu.be/fPF4fBGNK0U
The dramatic improvement in crashworthiness is a tribute to modern safety engineering impelled by greater consumer awareness and decades of product liability litigation against manufacturers of unsafe vehicles.
If you’ve been injured by an unsafe vehicle, call Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd., your Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers.