A Sport Utility Vehicle rollover accident in Palmdale California resulted in the tragic death of a 5 year occupant. According to news reports and investigators at the site of the accident the 5 year old passenger who was not wearing a seat belt was ejected from the vehicle upon impact. The driver of the vehicle Mr. Pineda was the older brother of the deceased child. The Rollover accident took place on 25thStreet East and Avenue-Q a little before 7:45 in the evening in Tuesday June 11th of 2013. The SUV involved in the accident was a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer.
How SUV Rollover Accidents Happen:
Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents accounting for 35% of all roadway deaths in the United States. The vast majority (up to 95% in some studies) of rollover accidents are defines as Tipped Rollover Accidents. Such accidents take place when an SUV slides sideways as it leaves the roadway into a dirt path (unpaved ground). As the car slides its tires dig into the soft soil; as such the inertia of top half of the vehicle is continues forward as the lower half remains in place resulting in the tipping of the vehicle.
: Many rollover accidents are caused by the defective manufacturing of the vehicle. Victims of SUV rollover accident may have a claim against auto companies. Generally there are three distinct causes of action in product liability claims. (1) Defect in the original design of the vehicle (2) Design in the manufacturing process of the vehicle resulting in a dangerous product and (3) Failure to War of dangers associated with the vehicle common use.
: If you or a loved one have sustained injuries due to an SUV rollover accident contact our law firm to a free no cost and confidential legal consultation with one of our auto accident attorneys. Call toll free (855)385-2529.
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