News is coming out that in North Texas a pickup rollover has killed three passengers and injured many others. Details of the accident remain outstanding but initial reports from the Department of Public Safety indicate that investigators believe the driver of the pickup truck may have fallen asleep. Even though the driver fell asleep, the vehicle should have been made to withstand foreseeable rollover events.
The Texas Automotive Defect Lawyers at Hill Law Firm have handled automotive defect lawsuits arising from rollover accidents against most of the major automotive manufactures. These lawsuits are premised on the concept of crashworthiness. In simple terms, crashworthiness lawsuits are based on the idea that a vehicle is unreasonably dangerous and defective if it is not designed and manufactured in a way to protect occupants in foreseeable accident scenarios.
For example, many automotive defect lawsuits have been based on the simple idea that automotive manufacturers should include available safety equipment in all of their vehicles. Over the past 20 years, vehicle have gotten safer due to these lawsuits. Vehicles are more stable and handle better in avoidance and tire failure scenarios. Seatbelts are better suited to handle the dynamics of rollover accidents. Occupant containment systems in vehicles now include rollover activated side air curtain airbags. On top of that, many other safety advances have created cars that are exponentially safer than they were 30 years ago.
If you have been injured or lost a loved on in a rollover accident, you may have a claim against the automobile manufacturer for failing to make the vehicle safe in foreseeable rollover accidents. The Texas Rollover Accident Lawyers at Hill Law Firm have experience handling rollover product liability lawsuits against the major vehicle makers. For a free legal consultation, contact Hill Law Firm today.