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Is Your Vehicle Safe? The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP Explains New Crashworthiness Test
Date:8/27/2013

Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 27, 2013

What is crashworthiness? It refers to a vehicle’s ability to prevent injuries to its occupants when the vehicle is involved in a crash. When a car accident occurs, the occupants of a vehicle experience a number of forces that can lead to injury. “Crashworthiness” is a very important term to remember If one has ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident that may have been related to a defect in the motor vehicle, “.

Last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (“IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (“HLDI”) released information about a new frontal crash test. The dedicated injury lawyers at the Rothenberg Law Firm, LLP want to alert drivers to this recent study and its significance for auto accident lawsuits.

How is crashworthiness measured? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) instituted a crash test program in the late 1970s that addressed frontal crash protection. The IIHS began issuing far superior and comprehensive crashworthiness evaluations in 1995.

Measuring Crashworthiness:

When measuring crashworthiness, one usually thinks of a crashworthy motor vehicle as one that distributes dangerous forces to parts of the vehicle that can better withstand them. A car with a reliable crashworthiness design typically offers features that minimize injuries to the vehicle’s occupants. In most cases, these features include seat belts, air bags, roof structure, laminated glass, dash board, steering wheel, bumpers, and undercarriage of the vehicle.

In order to determine a vehicle’s crashworthin
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