U.S. Vehicles May Be Safer Than Those Designed for the Markets of Other Countries
According to a recent article, a video analysis determined that a 2016 Nissan Versa made for the United States market suffered less damage than a 2015 Nissan Tsura sold in Mexico. Of course, the amount of damage a vehicle sustains in the event of a car accident can be clue to the amount of injuries or loss a driver or passenger would suffer if they were present in the vehicle during a crash.
In the analysis, a researcher uses a variety of equations to assess the accident and the amount of damages each of the two vehicles underwent during and after the accident. The results proved that the vehicle made for the United States market was designed sturdier and safer than the one built for the market in Mexico.
With this data in mind, it is safe to say that Americans are at an advantage in that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “has a legislative mandate under Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety, to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Regulations.” Under this code, manufacturers of motor vehicle and equipment items must conform and certify compliance. Therefore, the public is safeguarded against unreasonable danger or accidents occurring due to the construction, performance, or design of vehicles and against unreasonable danger of injury or death in the event accidents do take place. (To learn more about this code, refer to this page.)
When individuals are injured in vehicle accidents, and the injuries are a direct result of the design, construction, or performance of the vehicle, the vehicle manufacturer can be held liable for the victim’s injuries or other damages. However, because these types of cases can be highly complex, victims of these types of accidents should seek experienced legal advocacy right away. A seasoned car accident lawyer can determine which legal strategies can best protect the victim’s rights and future by pursuing justice and financial compensation.
At Del Rio & Carichoff, P.C., our Sacramento car accident lawyers are dedicated to safeguarding the rights of those harmed in serious accidents. If you or someone you love has sustained serious injuries or has suffered the loss of a family member due to a vehicle collision, we urge you to call our team right away.
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