Chattanooga Rollover Accident Lawyers
There are a number of factors that can lead to a rollover accident. They can occur on fairly level terrain if a vehicle is traveling too fast while maneuvering around a hazard or making a turn. They can happen on an incline or when a collision knocks a vehicle off balance.
Vehicles with a high center of gravity, like sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-up trucks, are most commonly involved in rollover accidents. But, it’s a different accident story when a vehicle that is known to rollover in an accident reaches the consumer market with a manufacturing flaw. Improper manufacturing or poor safety testing can make a rollover accident exponentially more dangerous to the vehicle’s passengers. Rollovers already pose enough danger to drivers and passengers. When a manufacturer is negligent with safety procedures and a vehicle causes an even more serious injury because of manufacturing issues, then it’s just not fair to the consumer.
That’s when a rollover accident injury lawsuit comes into play.
Rollover Accidents and Safety Issues
More than a decade ago, Ford Motor Company and Bridgestone/Firestone Tire came under fire by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) because of a high incidence of rollover accidents involving their products. It was estimated that 3,000 personal injury accidents and 250 or more fatal accidents occurred because of these safety problems. After product recalls and a whirlwind of publicity around the dangerous Ford and Firestone products, consumer car buyers became much more aware of manufacturing and safety testing for SUVs and trucks. Though the Ford and Firestone recalls were specifically related to a tire manufacturing issue, buyers today expect vehicles to come with roll bars or roll cages and other safety devices in place that will help protect them should their vehicle rollover.
Experienced Rollover Accident Lawyers
The Insiders of The McMahan Law Firm are well-practiced in Chattanooga auto accident lawsuits and products liability lawsuits. After you or a loved one have been a victim of a rollover accident, make sure you contact our firm right away. We can help personal injury victims get the best care possible from the insurance company, and we can also investigate any product issues that may have contributed to the injury. If the rollover accident resulted in a severe, life-altering injury or a wrongful death, we will assist you in sorting through the overwhelming decisions ahead and set you on the road to recovery. Remember, when we take on an accident case, there is no cost to you until we secure a settlement for you.