The firm has extensive experience in crashworthiness litigation. Success in crashworthiness cases requires experience, a sophisticated understanding of engineering issues and of the law, and an investment in time and resources. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has successfully prosecuted multimillion-dollar claims against the world's largest automotive and tire manufacturers for defective fuel systems, seat belts, seat backs, stability and handling failures and defective tires.

Traditionally, the focus of automotive liability cases has been on the cause of the collision. Today, 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.

Manufacturers vigorously defend lawsuits that attack the safety of their products. The battleground of crashworthiness cases is discovery. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has developed substantial and specialized resources to support the litigation of these claims. We have assembled attorneys, researchers, and technical assistants experienced in automotive design and engineering issues, and the firm collects and maintains an extensive library of government and industry data on automotive defects. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has successfully litigated auto crashworthiness cases in Florida and throughout the country and ranks among the most respected plaintiff's auto crashworthiness firms in the nation.

The following represent some of the types of crashworthiness cases we have successfully litigated:

  • 15-Person Passenger Vans
  • Air Bag Litigation
  • Fuel System Integrity
  • Roof Crush
  • Seat Belt Defects
  • Seatback Collapse
  • SUV Rollover

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Manufacturers vigorously defend lawsuits that attack the safety of their products. The battleground of crashworthiness cases is discovery. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has developed substantial and specialized resources to support the litigation of these claims. The firm has assembled attorneys, researchers and technical assistants experienced in automotive design and engineering issues, and the firm collects and maintains an extensive library of government and industry data on automotive defects. The firm has successfully litigated more auto crashworthiness cases than any other law firm in Florida and ranks among the most respected plaintiff's auto crashworthiness firms in the nation.