Vehicle Rollovers in San Diego, CA

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If you or someone in your family was seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident involving an SUV, panel truck, van, or similar vehicle, contact an experienced vehicle rollover claims attorney at The McClellan Law Firm in San Diego. Do not hesitate to call (619) 215-1488 to schedule your free consultation with our firm.

Our firm tried one of the first jury trials in a Ford Explorer rollover case in 2004. Since then, we have won highly favorable results on behalf of clients who suffered disabling or fatal injuries in rollovers.

Help from a San Diego Car Accident Lawyer

Some popular vehicle models—particularly sport utility vehicles—are more likely to rollover or flip in certain situations because they have a high center of gravity or "top heavy" design. For example, studies have demonstrated that an accident involving a Ford Explorer SUV is 16 times more likely to result in a fatality than a similar accident involving an average family vehicle.

Consider the fact that of 9.1 million auto accidents in 2010, only 2.1% involved a rollover—yet accidents involving rollovers accounted for nearly 35% of total traffic fatalities for passenger vehicles. Rollovers are over 10 times more likely to result in a fatal crash. These disproportionate numbers are alarming and illustrate a need for better automobile safety standards and accountability on the part of car manufacturers.

Rollover crashes are associated with a few common factors, primarily speed and tire quality. What usually leads to a rollover crash is when a vehicle attempts to make an emergency maneuver at speeds over 55 mph, overcompensating and striking a low obstacle that causes it to "trip" and roll over. Federal statistics report that 95% of rollover crashes involve a "trip obstacle," but critics believe this number is far too high.

Accidents that are reported as caused by "trips" make no differentiation between tires defects and obstacles apart from the car--thus, critics believe that there may be a higher incidence of car design causing rollovers rather than driver error or road conditions. As a result, automakers are less likely to held responsible.

How We Approach Defective Auto & SUV Rollover Cases

We have extensive experience with the investigation and development of claims concerning defects in automotive design. As car accident lawyers, we also are familiar with the evidentiary challenges of proving fault in collision cases, single-vehicle accidents, and even defective highway design claims.

Our law firm's ability to work effectively with forensic experts from a wide range of technical disciplines can make the critical difference in the outcome of your claim for damages in any SUV crash or rollover case.

We also work closely with our clients and their medical and rehabilitative treatment teams to ensure they receive all the help they need. We also work tirelessly to document the full range of our clients’ physical, economic, and intangible damages. We make sure that every component of a claim for compensation is accurately identified and fully documented for presentation in settlement negotiations or at trial.

Contact Our San Diego Car Accident Attorneys Today

If you or someone in your family was seriously injured or killed in a traffic accident involving a rollover vehicle, we may be able to help you pursue deserved compensation from the automobile manufacturer. Our firm has been serving Southern California residents for 25+ years and has recovered more settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million each on behalf of our clients than any other firm in San Diego—over 120 and counting.

A number of these recoveries involved rollover cases. Talk to a personal injury attorney in San Diego from our firm to learn how we may be able to help you if you or a family member was the victim of a rollover accident.

Even if you are unsure whether or not you have a case, take advantage of our free consultation to find out what your options are. We are ready to fight for you, so don't hesitate. Call The McClellan Law Firm.

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