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Everyday across this country a SUV or Truck rollover accident occurs. While the chances of being in a rollover accident today are low, the numbers are still too high. Government rollover accident statistics indicate while the number of registered SUVs and light trucks are at an all time high, but percentages of rollovers occurring are declining. This is due in part to the new devices on most vehicles including anti-lock brakes and black box or "rollover computer" also known as electronic stability control. These life saving devices help reduce many rollover wrecks or collisions from ever occurring in today in most passenger vehicles, SUV's, vans and most pickup trucks.
The number of rollover accidents is down in recent years due to what is called electronic stability control or a rollover computer. Additionally the severity of the rollover type of injuries are also down due to use of rollover airbags, side curtain / side impact airbags, frontal crash airbags and of course properly functioning seatbelts and seat belt buckles. However, because of the tremendous crash forces and energies occurring during the roll over sequence, bad rollover injuries can occur. This is especially true when the rollover accident occurs at higher speeds on an interstate highway. The higher the energy or speeds, the more deaths and the more serious nature of the rollover injuries due to roof crush or roof collapse, defective seatbelts and buckles, airbag defects and door locks and latches are sadly all too common.
Rollover Accident Induced Injuries
Due to the severe nature of a rollover crash or wreck, the occupant may be injured or killed in the primary rollover impact but often in the secondary impact within the interior structure of the vehicle. These injuries can range from
- Closed Head Injury - head impact from the crushing roof or roof pillar
- Paraplegia or Quadriplegia due to roof collapse due to bursting fractures
- Amputation due to partial ejections from door lock or latch defects
- Traumatic brain damage or head from roof crush or ejection during rollover
- Positional Asphyxia or Suffocation from roof collapse
- Numerous Spinal Cord Injuries and Limb Injuries
- Wrongful Death from many varied causes.
Common Defects Discovered in Rollover Accidents
As discussed briefly above, serious and catastrophic injuries do often occur in rollover accidents. Some of the common causes of the injuries in a rollover:
- Due to an unstable high center of gravity design of the SUV, van or trucks;
- Weak and thin metal used in roof pillars and roof supports;
- Defective welds of critical roof supports and the roof rails;
- Defective door frames and door locks/latches that open during rollover;
- Defective tires, tread separations and blowouts causing loss of control;
- Defective seatbelts and seat belt buckles that don't work as designed and
- Defective airbags and inadequate rollover and side impact injury protection.
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If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or a loved one killed as a result of a rollover accident and you believe that the accident was caused in part by a defective part or dangerous design defect that caused the vehicle to be hard to handle, steer or control, then call us. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer with over 30+ years of experience of dealing with vehicle defects and rollovers. Mr. Willis is a seasoned product liability lawyer and will consult with you free of charge. All conversations with us are totally confidential and at no obligation to you. All cases are taken on a continency fee agreement, that means no time will you be charged anything, unless we win your case.
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