While all vehicles must pass crashworthiness testing before being placed on the market, not all vehicles are created equal. Occasionally, it is the vehicle’s defective design which causes the vehicle to go out of control, resulting in an accident. At the Charlotte, North Carolina, law office of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we use our experience in personal injury as well as our skills in product liability litigation to carefully pursue cases involving SUV rollovers or other accidents involving auto defects.
Why are SUVs More Prone to Rollover Accident or Injury?
The center of gravity in sport utility vehicles is higher than other vehicles. This causes instability which ultimately promotes rollovers. Overcorrecting the wheel to avoid an accident or swerving in poor whether can cause the SUV to easily rollover. While this defective design was improved when manufacturers were ordered to lower the center of gravity of SUVs, the center of gravity is still higher than other vehicles. As a result, the trend of SUV rollover accidents continues.
Once an SUV rolls over, there is additional risk to the driver and passenger. Design defects, manufacturing defects, engineering defects, or other product defects may cause the roof structure to be weak. The initial impact may cause the roof to crush. People in the vehicle may suffer devastating injuries, such as brain or spinal cord injuries or other serious injuries.
At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we focus our practice on serious injury and wrongful death claims. We have extensive knowledge of these complex cases, and have particular skill in cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other brain damage cases .
Our lawyers understand the trauma that our clients and their families endure following a SUV rollover accident. We use our investigational skills to uncover auto part defects or design defects so that we may hold manufacturers liable for injuries and fatalities that result from SUV rollover accidents.
Charles G. Monnett III & Associates Can Help You
If you have suffered a car accident injury or a loved one died in a SUV rollover accident, you can trust that our team will be dedicated to you and your case. We want to help you get the compensation your family will need for your future care.
Please call us at 704.376.1911 in the Charlotte area, toll free at 1.800.977.3077, or Contact Us online for a free confidential consultation.