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Rollovers Caused by Defects

Vehicles such as trucks and SUVs are very useful when there’s a need to haul a lot of people or cargo. Unfortunately, the design of these vehicles also makes them highly susceptible to rollover accidents, despite the many safety features they possess nowadays. In addition, defects in these safety systems or in the actual design and manufacturing further exacerbate the unstable nature of these vehicles. As a result of these defects, it is all too possible that a rollover accident may occur.

Sadly, as we at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are well aware, many people in Racine suffer serious harm as a result of rollover accidents. Though dealing with the aftermath of such a situation can be difficult, it is often possible to hold the manufacturer responsible for the defect financially responsible.

Potential Defects

A car has an increased chance of rolling over if it possesses particular defects. Some of these defects include:

  • Construction defect: weaknesses in the vehicle’s chassis may cause components in the suspension to fail during high stress maneuvers such as cornering
  • Brake problems: problems with the anti-lock braking system (ABS) may hinder the vehicle’s stability control from functioning properly
  • Design flaw: inherent flaws in the design of the vehicle may lead to its instability when road imperfections are present
  • Tire issues: tires that wear unevenly may prevent your car from stopping within a reasonable distance under hard braking

The preceding list can provide you with insight as to what may have caused your rollover accident.

Discuss Rollovers with a Racine Car Accident Lawyer

If you believe your rollover accident was due to a defect on your own vehicle, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the manufacturer. Talk with one of our helpful attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. about pursuing this compensation by calling us today at (262) 554-6200.