The Law Office of William J. Scott, P.A. has extensive experience in lawsuits involving unsafe motor vehicles. These cases requires experience, a sophisticated understanding of engineering issues and of the law and an investment in time and resources.
Traditionally, the focus of automotive liability cases has been on the cause of the collision. Today, trial attorneys who understand the dangers underlying automotive design defects focus their efforts on crashworthiness cases, also known as “enhanced injury” or “second collision” claims. These claims address automobile safety and stability features that fail to provide an occupant reasonable protection from injury, regardless of the cause of the crash. Courts have uniformly imposed a duty on automakers to design their vehicles to provide reasonable occupant protection in crashes. This theory has been adopted across the nation to condemn a host of unsafe automotive design decisions.