Americans are driving faster, farther, more often and under greater stress than ever before. Unfortunately as a result, there are more car and truck accidents on U.S. roads and highways – serious collisions that often lead to catastrophic, life-altering injuries and even death.
Recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that in 2009, more than 23,000 passenger vehicle occupants lost their lives in traffic crashes, and an estimated 1.97 million were injured.
The statistics can be even more alarming in Texas, where we have more than 300,000 miles of public roads and more vehicles than ever using them. Slack & Davis car and truck accident lawyers, led by attorney Mike Davis, have litigated cases involving life-altering injuries and wrongful death from major car and truck accidents. They are skilled at analyzing all aspects of a collision – from the events that caused the crash to the crashworthiness of the vehicles involved.
In any truck and car wreck case involving serious injury or death, the vehicle’s “crashworthiness” also may be a factor. Crashworthiness is the ability of a vehicle to prevent injuries to the occupants in the event of a collision. In a collision, a vehicle’s occupants are subject to a number of forces that can result in injury. Crashworthiness deals with the results of these forces, in which the driver and passengers collide against the vehicle’s interior parts. Its focus is the enhancement of injuries caused by a motor vehicle defect.
Slack & Davis car and truck accident lawyers have the resources and experience to handle even the most complex car accident and truck accident cases. Our attorneys know and understand all of the elements that may have contributed to the crash – and the injuries. We bring to each case specific knowledge about driver and passenger safety as well as technical expertise about the components of vehicle design, including tires and tire failures, roof crush resistance, seat belt design and performance, side airbag curtains, door latches, window glazing and factors specific to SUVs.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car or truck accident, please contact the car and truck accident attorneys at Slack & Davis for a free case evaluation.
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