Nissan Titan Rollover Lawsuits
Many lives have been lost unnecessarily due to vehicle rollover accidents caused by poor design or defects. Certain trucks and SUVs are prone to rollovers due to a higher center of gravity, narrow wheel bases or other design problems. Not only can design flaws make it easier for vehicles to roll over during routine maneuvers, certain defects can create more danger during a rollover, including a collapsing roof. The Nissan Titan is one vehicle under scrutiny for several safety issues, including rollover problems.
A rollover accident usually occurs on flat surfaces when a vehicle needs to turn or swerve quickly, causing the vehicle to tip. Cars are less likely to roll, because they are built lower to the ground with a low center of gravity and a wide wheel base in comparison to height. SUVs and some trucks have had problems with rolling on corners or when a tire has blown. These are situations that should not cause such a severe accident. The concern in that Nissan Titans may have similar issues and cause serious or fatal injuries to those riding or driving these vehicles.
Injuries from Rollover Crashes
When a vehicle rolls, the passengers inside are at risk for severe injuries. Even with a seatbelt holding them in place, bumps, contusions, head injuries, spinal injuries and crushing injuries can occur. If the roof collapses from the weight when upside down, it is possible for the head and neck of occupants to be seriously injured. A simple swerve to miss a tire tread on a freeway or sharp corner on a backroad can lead to a devastating rollover accident in poorly designed vehicles.
If you own a Nissan Titan and had a serious injury rollover accident caused by defective design or roof failure during a rollover crash, contact Conley Griggs Partin LLP to discuss your claim. You may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries or losses if your truck is defective.