On September 6, a rollover accident in West Texas critically injured a 15-year-old boy who attends Sachse High School. The accident occurred near Abilene. The boy suffered a fractured skull as well as other head and neck injuries.
A rollover accident involving an SUV is, unfortunately, all too common. In fact, more than 50 percent of all deaths resulting from single-vehicle accidents are SUV rollovers. Many times, these accidents can also lead to life-long injuries. If you have been involved in this type of accident or lost a loved one due to this kind of tragedy, it is imperative that you get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Common Reasons for Rollover Accidents
In many instances, excessive speed and other driver errors cause these kinds of accidents. However, there are many other times that the design of a vehicle can be the problem. SUVs are a popular option for people who want increased storage capacity or want to go off road on occasion but don’t want a truck.
Unfortunately, in order to produce this type of vehicle, sacrifices often need to be made. Some SUVs have weak roof pillars and supports that can break when the vehicle is upside down. Some models also have poorly designed door locks that often fail in rollover accidents and lead to drivers being ejected during an accident. Even if a person is wearing a seatbelt, he or she will be at risk for serious injury or death due to being crushed by a collapsing roof or thrown from a vehicle.
Talk to an Attorney
Please get in touch with a lawyer if you have been hurt or suffered the tragic loss of a family member due to a poorly designed SUV. At The Durham Law Firm, we have extensive experience in handling rollover accidents. Contact us online or call us at 214-222-4400 to schedule a free consultation.