Our lawyers have investigated many roll over car, truck and SUV accidents and understand the product liability aspects in rollover cases. These cases are very complex and require an in depth understanding of product liability law, federal preemption and biomechanics.
Are Certain Vehicles Prone to Rolling Over?
Some vehicles have a high tendency to roll over or turn over. Many Missouri product liability lawsuits have been filed against vehicle manufacturers because of this design defect, especially certain SUVs.
A vehicle will roll when the friction forces between the tires and the ground are overcome by the rotational forces or inertia of the vehicle. Often, this is referred to as “tripping” and is usually caused by a vehicle sliding off the roadway into a fixed curb or other object. Beyond this, other factors such as excessive side slope or grade of a roadway can also contribute to a car rolling over.
After a rollover crash, the forces may cause the vehicle’s roof to collapse. If this happens, occupants who are using their seat belts, will be sandwiched, which can cause paralysis or death.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a vehicle roll over, call the Missouri product liability attorneys at E. Ryan Bradley to discuss your case. We have extensive experience in handling product defect cases and will effectively and aggressively represent you and your family.