Many different vehicles can roll-over; trucks, passenger cars, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV). When these accidents happen, the results can be serious and often deadly. The reasons for these accidents vary.
Some accidents are because of driver malfunction such as going too fast, failing to navigate a turn properly or drunk driving. The brakes can be flawed, the suspension system can improperly designed or the tires and treads can be defective. Often these car accidents are due to the fault of a manufacturer or repair services.
When rollover accidents happen, the driver or passenger can be trapped in the vehicle. The airbags may malfunction or may function too well causing the driver or passenger to be pinned. Fires can happen. The door latches can fail to allow rescuers in or fail to allow drivers and passengers to escape. Seat belts can confine the driver and passenger. The roof may also trap the driver and passengers.
Manufacturers are supposed to anticipate these problems and design the vehicle parts so they function in a crash. They’re also supposed to work to make sure the vehicle doesn’t rollover easily. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt or killed because of a rollover, you may have the right to a large pain and suffering award, to have your medical bills and lost wages paid. Punitive damages may even apply.
If you or someone you know was hurt or killed in a rollover accident in the state of North Carolina or the state of Virginia, contact Joe Miller Law, Ltd., at www.JoeMillerInjuryLaw.com or call 888-694-1671 for a free consultation and to discuss how he can work with car engineers, doctors, and others to support your claim and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.