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Corpus Christi SUV Rollover Accidents

Roof Crush Injuries and Death

Although Corpus Christi’s highways are less congested than the streets of Houston or Dallas, fatal accidents still occur. In 2004 there were 31 fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents. According to KRISTV.com the first fatality of the New Year for Corpus Christi occurred on Jan 2 due to a motor vehicle rollover accident. Police suspect the driver was speeding in foggy conditions when he lost control of his vehicle and it rolled over. Speed and road conditions can play a role in motor vehicle rollover accidents but so can SUV design flaws. If you or someone you love has been involved in an SUV rollover accident, contact the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw today.

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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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. Use the form on the right to send us an emai.

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