San Antonio Rollover Accident Attorneys
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), there are approximately 80,000 rollover accidents each year resulting in 10,000 deaths and countless other catastrophic injuries. Survivors of a rollover accident often times suffer serious and permanent injuries including brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia.
The roof is one of the most important components of your car or truck, from a safety standpoint. If your vehicle rolls over and the roof or roof pillars buckle or collapse down onto the vehicle’s occupants, your vehicle may have defects in its design.
Until recently, the standard for roof strength, known as Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 216, was outdated, inadequate, and failed to account for the increase in the number of trucks and SUVs traveling on America’s roadways.
In 2008, car accident attorneys from Hill Law Firm accompanied some of our clients and their families who were the victims of rollover accidents to Washington D.C. to lobby for safer roof standards. As a result of the efforts of our clients, other victims, and safety organizations throughout the US, NHTSA recently increased the roof standards for passenger cars and trucks. We hope these standards will help save lives and prevent the catastrophic results of roof crush in rollovers.
The attorneys at Hill Law Firm have pursued in excess of 100 rollover cases against countless vehicle manufacturers in Texas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah.
If you have been the victim of a rollover accident, call the San Antonio Rollover Accident Lawyers at Hill Law Firm today to discuss your legal rights. It is important to preserve the vehicle and immediately inspect the scene of the accident, so do not delay.