Friedrich v. Anderson represents Nebraska's entry into the continuing national battle for supremacy between the conflicting doctrines of automobile crashworthiness represented by Evans v. General Motors Corp. and Larsen v. General Motors Corp. In Friedrich, the court clearly decided that an automobile's collision with other objects during its intended use is a reasonably foreseeable occurrence and therefore the auto manufacturer has a duty to design its product to protect users from an unreasonable risk of harm. This Note first examines the Nebraska Supreme Court's pronouncement of automobile crashworthiness law and then analyzes the possible effect of Friedrich on Nebraska's doctrine of strict liability.
Paul M. Schudel,
Second Impact Liability in Nebraska: Friedrich v. Anderson, 191 Neb. 724, 217 N.W.2d 831 (1974),
54 Neb. L. Rev. 172
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