Many times when a driver is turning at a fast speed, he or she can lose control of their vehicle, causing it to slide, hit something close by and then roll over. Most of these vehicles are pickup trucks, SUVs or vans.
In many cases the occupants are ejected when the vehicle turns over, especially if they are not wearing a seatbelt, and in many cases, the accident can be fatal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 10,000 people are killed every year in a roll-over accident.
Every year vehicle manufacturers develop technologies that can help prevent serious injuries and death in this type of accident. In addition, beginning this coming year, car manufacturers will be developing systems to protect an adult who is not wearing a seatbelt from moving more than four inches past the side window in the event of an accident. This system is for vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds.
If you are involved in a roll-over accident that was caused by negligent actions of another driver, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will advise you of your legal options and rights.