The author discusses the recent imposition of a duty on automobile manufacturers to design a product that is "crashworthy. " He concludes that the courts will use a "balancing test" to determine the scope of that duty, and discusses the application of this test. Various attendant problems, such as the seat belt defense and the relevance of uniform federal safety standards, are also considered.
Digges, Edward S. Jr.
"The Impact of Liability for Enhanced Injury,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol5/iss1/3