Charlotte SUV Rollover Injury Attorney
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.
Three Ways We Can Help You Today
- Help you understand your rights as they apply to your unique case
- Help you to know which medical treatments may be needed
- Help take calls and handle the paper work from insurance companies
I was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, so I contacted the attorney that I had used in a previous case. I explained to them the situation and they advised me that there was no way that I would be able to recover anything so they would not take my case. I then contacted Charles Monnett & Associates and they accepted my case and I am happy to say that their expert staff was able to settle my case with the insurance companies for $128,000.
In October 2010, my pregnant wife and I were in a horrendous accident in Charlotte, NC, caused by a drunk driver. We were struck head on by the driver traveling at nearly 100mph and sustained many life threatening injuries. We lost our unborn baby and were fighting to stay alive ourselves. This is not a time we could even think about an attorney, but fortunately, people we care about found Mr. Monnett! This incredible man visited us in the hospital at our request and made everything so easy for us during such a trying time. There's not another person on earth with whom I would trust such an important endeavor. His experience and knowledge overshadowed the defense by leaps and bounds. Mr. Monnett remained steadfast and confident throughout the process, while ultimately prevailing, it was amazing. I offer my highest recommendation to this great man and his top notch firm.
Charles Monnett was very helpful and lead me through the whole legality of my case. Charles was always available and informative on this process.