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Laredo SUV Rollover Accidents

SUV Design Flaws and Roof Crush

SUV rollover accidents occur more frequently off the road than on the road. This does not mean that the driver was using the vehicle off road rather that the driver lost control of the vehicle and at some point swerved off the paved road. The curb, loose dirt, or some other mechanism can trip an SUV rollover as it is running off the road. These accidents can often be fatal. While a higher rollover rating is better, even a five star rated SUV has a 10% risk of rolling in a single car crash according to the NHTSA. The more weight a vehicle is carrying the more risk it has for tipping, as unlikely as this may seem. The larger families that are purchasing SUV’s would be at a higher risk for tipping due to the extra weight in the vehicle. If you feel you may have an SUV rollover case contact a Laredo car accident injury lawyer today to discuss your case.

Vehicle rollover accidents are becoming increasingly more common as one in four new vehicles sold today is an SUV. SUV’s are more likely to roll in an accident than a car since their center of gravity is higher. If your vehicle has been in an accident involving a rollover you need the skilled help of a Laredo car accident injury lawyer. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw, PC can advise you of your rights in these types of rollover accidents and help protect your rights.

When a vehicle rollover occurs it is often due to faulty vehicle design. You need the help of a skilled Laredo car accident injury lawyer to protect your rights in these often highly technical cases. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw, PC are knowledgeable in SUV rollover cases and can help you prove that the defective design of the vehicle could have been avoided by the manufacturer.

A large number of SUV rollover cases involve roof crush or seatbelt failure. In the event that the manufacturer was not at fault for the rollover, fault may still lie in the crashworthiness of the vehicle. A skilled Laredo car accident injury lawyer can help you determine if your case falls under this “crashworthiness doctrine”. In essence this means that if the product enhances an injury beyond what the injuries would have been in a similar type of accident the manufacturer is responsible for these injuries. Roof crush is an example of this type of enhanced injury claim. When the roof of a vehicle is not strong enough to hold the weight of the vehicle during a rollover the effects can be devastating. The roof is pushed into the passenger area of the vehicle causing head and neck injuries and even death. It is important to seek the counsel of a skilled Laredo car accident injury lawyer in roof crush cases. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are aware of the issues surrounding roof crush accidents and can get you the settlement you deserve.

Seat belt failure often occurs during an SUV rollover. Defective design unintentionally allows the seat belt to unlatch, fail to hold, or allow too much slack, among other reasons, during a rollover causing catastrophic injuries. A Laredo car accident injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a valid claim against a SUV manufacturer. Contact the law offices of Carabin & Shaw PC today to discuss your case and determine your rights. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means there is never a fee unless we resolve your case.

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