West Virginia SUV Rollover Attorneys
Personal Injury Claims Involving Auto Design Defects
After an SUV rollover or truck wreck in which the vehicle flipped, the experienced lawyers of Angotti & Straface always consider the possibility of a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
Older SUVs and certain models currently in production have well-documented tendencies to flip and roll. A high number of these accidents result in fatalities or permanent injuries to the driver and occupants, and rollovers often cause collateral injuries to victims in other vehicles.
Our Morgantown law firm has represented clients throughout West Virginia in defective product lawsuits against makers of sport utility vehicles and other autos for inherent flaws in the design of the vehicle. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
What Causes an SUV Rollover?
There are three specific design defects we focus on in investigating a rollover accident:
- Tires — Certain brands of SUV tires are prone to tread separation, leading to a tire blowout that causes the vehicle to veer abruptly and sharply and roll sideways.
- Vehicle Instability — The top-heavy design and relatively narrow wheel base of many SUVs causes the wheels to catch in a sudden swerve (tire blowout, road obstacle), launching the vehicle into rollover. Newer SUVs have vehicle stability technology to minimize this risk, but older SUVs and some lower-end new models don't.
- Crashworthiness — Many SUV victims would escape without serious injury if the structural supports of the passenger envelope didn't fail. Vehicle roof crush is one of the most common causes of injury and death in a rollover. Others are injured when seatbelts or airbags fail to protect the occupants.
Trial lawyers John Angotti and David Straface have over 45 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation, including successful client outcomes in a number of SUV rollover cases. They are not afraid to take on major automakers and their insurance companies. Call 304-564-6029 to start your car accident investigation. We offer the personal attention and aggressive representation your case deserves.