Charleston Rollover Accident Lawyers
Nearly a Century of Combined Experience, Put to Work 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, LLP fight for you.
Call (845) 203-9990 for a free legal consultation today with one of our rollover accident attorneys in Charleston.
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:
- Deformed tires
- Weak roof structures
- Defective seatbelts
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, creating severe neck and 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 rollover accident attorneys handle your case, and we can determine the answers you’re looking for—and fight for the justice you deserve.