Predictable Mode of Deformation
Vehicles collide. They crash. They deform. Any vehicle model designed today
will, without a doubt, be involved in collisions. Someone will be inside
that vehicle, and their very life is at stake. That's why vehicles
must be designed to deform in a reasonable way. The mode of deformation
is predictable and so the predictable mode of deformation must be safe.
We don't want vehicles deforming so that the doors jam, trapping the
occupants inside. We don't want the fuel tank to be pushed into the
passenger compartment. We don't want the engine sitting on someone's
lap. We don't want the steering wheel to spear the driver in the chest.
We don't want the dashboard so hard that it fractures.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale Injury Attorney
In general, automotive manufacturers have taken the predictable mode of
deformation quite seriously, and most vehicles are designed with this
in mind. However, there are exceptions. Some manufacturers have trouble
keeping the doors from popping open in crashes. Crash tests reveal vehicle
defects and flaws. Review the crash tests before purchasing a vehicle.
It may mean the difference between life and death.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a collision where
the vehicle seems to have caused further damage, contact us.