Auto Accident Lawyers : Rollover Accidents : Personal Injury Lawyers
Have you or a loved one been injured in a rollover accident? The car accident lawyers of Carabin Shaw in Victoria can help you.
Did you know that rollovers account for almost 20% of the deaths in passenger cars, 36% of deaths in pickup trucks, and approximately 51% of all SUV accidents that result in death? That’s quite an alarming trend.
The attorneys at our Law Offices are dedicated to assisting you with rollover accidents.
Single Vehicle Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents represent a unique segment in car accident injury law. These types of accidents are unique in the sense that they are one of the few versions of single-vehicle accidents where the driver is not almost certainly to blame and require a savvy auto accident attorney. Often, single-vehicle rollover accidents are due to defects rather than driver error.
Rollover accidents are very common primarily due to the popularity of the SUV as the car of choice. By default, SUVs put drivers at considerable risk for single vehicle roll-over accidents due to their high center of gravity relative to their narrow track (transverse distance between the center line of one tire and it’s counterpart on the other side).
This high center of gravity creates an opportunity for routine collisions, abrupt maneuvers, and road undulations or imperfections to result in the vehicle rolling over. This is compounded by the fact once the SUV does roll, the roof structure is often lacking in structural support capable of sustaining the mass of the up-ended vehicle. This leads to the head and spinal cord trauma that has become synonymous with rollover accidents. SUV’s are often determined to be insufficient at adequately protecting occupants to a reasonable degree of safety, and many product liability cases may be brought against the manufacturer in the event of such an accident.
Another common contributor to rollover accidents is defective tires. While tire defects are often caused by poor maintenance, a considerable contributor to tire failure is negligence during the manufacture of tires or the selection of inadequate tires for a vehicle by either the manufacturer or tire dealer. In the case of an SUV with its natural proclivity to roll over, a defective tire makes a bad problem worse.
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