Laredo Rollover Accidents
Carmakers have long known of the weakness in the roofs of their vehicles as well as their inability to withstand the forces of a rollover accident. SUVs are particularly dangerous in rollover crashes. Laredo experiences a fair amount of rollover accidents and the susceptibility of weak auto structures often result in severe injuries and even loss of life. The combined risks of a weak roof and SUV structural deficiencies put unsuspecting drivers and passengers of these vehicles in danger when a Laredo rollover accident occurs.
A 2003 rollover accident in his Land Rover Discovery SUV left Sukhsagar Pannu without the use of his arms and legs. As a result, he required constant care and supervision from his family. Lawyers submitted the case to a judge who ruled in favor of Mr. Pannu. The judge found flaws in the SUV’s design to be the cause of Mr. Pannu’s injuries.
The stability of the Discovery’s design came into question when it was learned the vehicle was susceptible to rolling over if the driver needed to take quick evasive action to avoid a road hazard or collision. Additionally, it was discovered that if there had been the slightest modifications to the wheelbase width and the vehicle’s center of gravity, protection against rollovers dramatically improved.
The improvements would have cost the manufacturer very little to implement, a fact that even Land Rover’s own engineers agreed with. The company’s senior engineer noted the improvements had already been available the day Mr. Pannu’s vehicle left the factory.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that approximately 35 percent of vehicular deaths result from rollover crashes. The style of a vehicle rolling over significantly impacts this statistic. About 25 percent of of rollover fatalities happen in a passenger car or minivan. In an SUV, however, that number jumps dramatically to 59 percent. Weak roofs and SUV defects are preventable and there is no reason for you to be the victim of negligence on the part of an auto manufacturer. An attorney can help you in cases like this.
Vehicle rollover accidents in Laredo are extremely dangerous to both passengers and other drivers on the road. Infants and young children are especially susceptible to the damage caused during these terrifying accidents, which includes brain, spinal cord, and crushing bone injuries, among others.
If you have been injured or tragically lost a loved one in a Laredo rollover accident, let a Laredo rollover accident lawyer at Carabin & Shaw investigate to discover if you have a claim against the manufacturer of your vehicle. A design defect or flaw may be the cause of your accident, and our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent manufacturers accountable.
Carabin & Shaw attorneys represent clients in Laredo suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in a rollover accident:
- Head trauma
- Brain damage
- Soft-tissue injuries like whiplash
- Spinal cord injury
- Paraplegia / quadriplegia
- Scars from glass or flying debris
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