A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result when your head suffers a major blow. A TBI can leave you unable to perform normal cognitive, physical, psychological and/or social functions.
How TBIs occur
Your head is generally unprotected in a car accident and can sustain a brain injury by striking the:
- Steering wheel
- Side window
Auto manufacturers are required to take to make sure the vehicles they build are crashworthy and could be involved in a collision. The term “crashworthiness” is used to define a vehicle’s structure to protect you in the event you are involved in a collision.
The crashworthiness of your vehicle
Your car accident injury may be directly related to the fact that your vehicle is not crashworthy. Whether at the design phase or at assembly, if your vehicle’s structure is compromised, you are more at risk of suffering a serious injury. Your vehicle may not offer you the protection that it should.
When your vehicle’s structure is compromised
Your injury may not be limited to a TBI. However, proving that a compromise in your vehicle’s design and/or structure resulted in your injury is no easy task. Your case will be determined on your ability to prove that your vehicle did not protect you or your occupants in the way it should have.
Your crashworthy case
That is why you should speak with an experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorney. You will need help in gathering all the evidence and proving that your vehicle’s manufacturer is liable. No matter who caused your accident, the manufacturer could be held responsible for your damages.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.