Many readers have already learned quite a bit about the fatal accident involving actor Paul Walker and a friend that took place last week. When accidents like this one occur, the public and the friends and family of the victims begin to look for answers about why it happened and if anything could have been done to prevent it. In this case, one of the major questions being asked is whether the car itself was inherently dangerous.
Any ultra-fast sports car is going to be dangerous, and drivers and passengers in these vehicles typically are expected to understand and appreciate these risks. However, the nature of the business of manufacturing and selling cars to be used at high speeds imposes strict liability on a car company, to the point that they must make these vehicles safe for their intended use and other predictable uses by drivers and that they must warn drivers of any unusual risks or dangers they might face while operating the vehicle.