Rollover Accident Attorneys in Charleston
Experienced Charleston Car Accident Lawyers Fight for You
When a car takes a turn too fast or their tires have too much traction,
it can create significant sideways forces on the car. If the car strikes
an obstacle or the tire sidewalls deform, the car can suddenly roll while
traveling at high speeds—creating a devastating crash with multiple
impacts. These multiple impacts can result in permanent paralysis, traumatic
brain injury (concussions), and even death.
Rollover accidents are among the worst types of car accidents a driver
can get into. While they only make up 2% of all car crashes annually,
35% of all car accident fatalities occur due to rollovers. Nearly 80%
of rollover accidents are believed to be the result of “driver error,”
but that’s not always the case. In fact, car manufacturers still
have a responsibility to keep their customers safe in the event of a rollover
accident. If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a rollover accident, let the
Kahn Law Firm fight for you.
Call (843) 547-0240 for a
free legal consultation today with a
personal injury attorney.
Negligence & Rollover Accidents
At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, we excel at finding the hidden and vital details
that reveal fault and negligence. Our
attorneys include a seasoned reporter and skilled trial attorneys who are passionate
about revealing the truth and then presenting it in court (or in settlement
negotiation) effectively and aggressively. We conduct thorough investigations
that uncover the various factors behind your crash, some of which you
may not have stopped to consider in the chaotic series of events following
your car crash.
The following manufacturing issues can lead to a rollover accident:
These are not theoretical causes—real accidents and real tragedies
have resulted from defects like these. Seatbelts with too much slack can
allow drivers to hit the roof with their heads at high speeds in a rollover,
head injuries. Many of these injuries result in permanent disability or death. Deformed
tires make it far more likely to be caught in a rollover accident, 90%
of which happen during normal driving maneuvers like negotiating a curve,
or even driving a straight line.
Rollover accidents can also result in “roof crush,” where the
weight of the car causes the car to crush itself under its own weight.
The NHTSA set the strength requirement of car roof supports (doors and
windshields) to bear 2.5 times the weight of the unloaded car, but many
advocates for car accident safety believe the government needs official
regulations regarding rollover accident prevention.
If you’ve been hurt or a loved one has died in a rollover accident,
insurance companies and manufacturers may insist that they are not at
fault, but our attorneys have the experience to put that claim to the
test. Your story deserves a voice and your tragedy deserves legal action.
Let our Charleston
car accident attorneys handle your case, and we can determine the answers you’re looking
for—and fight for the justice you deserve.