Rollover Accidents Caused By Defects
While many rollover accidents are caused by driver error or other issues on the road, some serious rollover crashes are due to defects in the vehicle. When a rollover accident is caused by a vehicle defect, it often leads to important questions about liability for those responsible and compensation for victims. If you or someone you know has been injured in a rollover vehicle accident, the experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to help. Call or contact the office today to schedule a free consultation of your case now.
Common Defects that Cause Rollover Accidents
A defect can occur in any part of a vehicle, but certain defects are far more likely to cause a rollover accident than others. Some of the most common defects that cause rollover crashes include the following:
- Electrical systems issues
- Tire blowout and failure
- Steering wheel defects
- Brake failure
- Gas tank defects, and more.
An experienced car accident attorney can examine the details of your crash to determine whether a vehicle defect caused a rollover accident and who may be liable for damages.
Liability in Rollover Crashes Caused by Defect
There are many parties that may be ultimately liable in a rollover accident caused by a vehicle defect. If the defect was caused in the manufacture or design of the part, the designer or manufacturer may be responsible for damages. If the part was damaged in the transportation from the factory to its ultimate destination, the transportation company may be held responsible for any accidents that result. In some cases, a car dealership may make alterations to a vehicle in order to increase its resale value. If these alterations lead to a defect in a part that causes a rollover crash, the dealership and anyone who worked on the vehicle may be liable for damages. Finally, a mechanic or autobody shop may be held liable for the injuries sustained in a rollover accident if the work performed on the vehicle caused a defect, they install a defective part, or if they miss an obvious defect in the vehicle while working on it that ultimately leads to an accident.
Compensation for Rollover Accidents
Victims of rollover vehicle crashes often suffer catastrophic injuries and deserve to be compensated for the harm caused by a defect. Damages for this type of accident include compensation for economic and noneconomic harm caused by the crash. Economic damages cover all known expenses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income and benefits, and property damage. Noneconomic damages compensate for the victim’s pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. The parties responsible for the defect in the vehicle are liable for any damages caused by a rollover crash.
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If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a rollover accident you do not have to go through this time alone. Call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville to schedule a free consultation of your case and learn more about your legal options.