Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Helping Victims Injured in SUV Rollovers in San Diego

ESC is a computer-assisted system of speed and traction sensors that allow the selective braking of individual wheels to recover control of vehicles at risk of skidding or rolling over. New regulations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require ESC systems in place on some motor vehicles beginning with the 2009 model year. That same regulation will require it on all cars, SUVs and pickups by 2012.

Could Your Accident Have Been Prevented with ESC?

According to a recent insurance industry study, ESC can reduce the risk of single-vehicle accidents such as SUV rollovers by 40% and the risk of fatalities in such accidents by 56%.

Though available for years as a luxury option, auto manufacturers are only now preparing to install ESC as a standard feature in all motor vehicles. Failure to protect against a known risk SUV rollover, for example by implementing a known preventive measure (ESC), has been shown to be a sound theory of liability against vehicle manufacturers throughout the U.S.

Holding Manufacturers Accountable for 25 Years

At The McClellan Law Firm, product liability litigation involving defective motor vehicles and auto components has represented an important part of our practice for 25 years. We know how to work with automotive design, engineering, and safety experts to demonstrate the effect of conscious manufacturing choices on the risks that resulted in your accident. With more than 90 settlements and verdicts worth in excess of $1 million each to our credit, our firm enjoys a national reputation for the results we have achieved for our clients.

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We take the same care in developing and presenting evidence of your physical, economic, and intangible losses as we do in proving liability against the defendant. Whether your injuries involve TBI, quadriplegia, or extensive burns, we make sure you receive the treatment and rehabilitative services you need while we document and present your claims in thorough detail. We also represent the surviving families of fatal accident victims in wrongful death claims.

For a free consultation about a single-vehicle accident that could have been prevented with an ESC, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney in San Diego at The McClellan Law Firm.


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