Cooper Law Firm
Quality, Affordable Legal Guidance
Se habla Español

New study reveals danger in "not-quite-head-on" collisions

In a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the findings revealed that 10,000 drivers and passengers across the nation are killed each year by "overlap crashes." This refers to front-end crashes involving the unprotected corners of the front of the vehicle. These deaths make up a quarter of all front-end fatal crashes.

These corners of the front of the vehicles, where the headlamps are located, are not built to protect the occupant compartment though this unfortified area makes up about 25 percent of the front end. As a result, wheels, components of the windshield and structures of the dash and doors can be pushed in on the passengers and drivers.

The safety of vehicle occupants hinges on the way the vehicle behaves in a crash -- airbags deploy to protect the upper bodies of the passengers and driver, but if the occupant compartment does not keep outside components from encroaching on the occupants, what good does the airbag do? Over the last few years, airbags have become increasingly safe with increased placement throughout the vehicles, such as side-curtain airbags. Keeping the occupant compartment unimpaired will keep the occupants safe; however, no governmental agency has performed crash tests to ensure this.

These "not-quite-head-on" crashes are serious and fatal. The president of the IIHS, Adrian Lund, described it in the following way: "If you ship a fragile item in a strong box, it's more likely to arrive at its destination without breaking. In crashes, people are less vulnerable to injury if the occupant compartment remains intact." Vehicle manufacturers will have to respond to this data in order to ensure the safety of their customers.

Source: The Birmingham News, "Driver's Side: unexpected danger lied at vehicle corners in front-end collisions," Ginny MacDonald, Aug. 20, 2012

  • Our firm handles cases of auto accidents and personal injury like those discussed in this post. Visit our Silver Spring car accident injury page for more information.


I can't are convinced that you're the just
one single I found posting on this in such a great factor.

I happen to Playing some heating pastimes to elongate efforts well.
I consume seen some first rate accomplishments many of an services.
Though limited to the person of me may not find me quite a bit of good classic meal fixing activity.
Possibly that occasion I is able to acquire some juegos de cocina, where
i was cocinando.

I have become trying everything, actually monitored a Dr Oz episode and hubby recomened pure green coffee bean extract.
I understand there are lots of supplements on the internet and really I can only figure everything you
underwent on what you tested to get you these results. This
page was honestly very helpful and taught me to be, I think I am going
to take a walk to begin my initial step inside my weight reduction

I simply were going to do prevent and say thanks for allowing me to find
out about your site the sport was ultimately really helpful
and simple to think out.

I are being Playing some prepping online video media useful for the long abstraction obviously.

I has used some positive attainment the via the website pages.

But still for the whole world of me can't find me great old barbecuing events. Even the I is in a position to choose some juegos de cocina, where i have always been cocinando.

Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide
credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the
very same area of interest as yours and my users would truly benefit from some of the information
you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you.

Thank you!

How did then you become really trained about them matter.
It seems like you have taken yourself to a completely new level through this post and I think its great!

The good thing about the cyberspace is that people can make to mention their opinion without worrying of
oppression. You fortunately indicated yours and backed it up with some good facts.
It can be individuals like you that leave me prepared to
feel human.

Everything you have written in New study reveals danger in "not-quite-head-on" collisions | Montgomery
County Personal Injury Attorney Blog shouldn't be just great but usually type of important. I know the majority of us don't really look into these tips.
But when you are exactly like me and feature suffered from fat reduction
or dependency or a lot of the things you truly can what about
I usually tend to appreciate what I read because it really is the one method to gain in knowledge with out actually doing a things.
In the reason I enjoy finding out different peoples points of
views and experience.

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Cooper Law Firm Today A Diverse Professional Legal Team, Always Accessible to You. Call 866-405-0124.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD
  • PGCBA | Prince George's County Bar Association | Over a century of service
  • MSBA | Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.

office location

Cooper Law Firm
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 701
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Toll Free: 866-405-0124
Phone: 301-587-9170
Fax: 301-589-1585
Silver Spring Law Office Map