When your loved one suffers serious injury or dies in a rollover car crash, you want to know whose fault the accident was and whether unsafe factors made the vehicle roll over. An experienced lawyer can help you investigate the accident, determine the cause, look into the possibility of defective vehicle design and identify liable parties.
The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) website safercar.gov provides updated information on rollovers. Under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), NHTSA ranks cars on their rollover safety.
NHTSA reports that more than 10,000 people a year die in rollover crashes, comprising 33 percent of all passenger vehicle fatalities. Rollovers have higher fatality rates than other types of vehicle crashes. By wearing a seat belt you are 75 percent less likely to die in a rollover accident.
Many factors come into play that can lead to a rollover accident, including:
On behalf of clients, personal injury law firms have sued manufacturers for unsafe vehicles and tires that led to rollover accidents. NHTSA has also investigated vehicle designs for stability. If serious injury or death results from a rollover crash, put an experienced Texas attorney on your side and protect your rights and remedies.