Man Ejected, Injured in Brownwood Rollover

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 24-Jan-2014

A rollover accident that left one Brownwood man in serious condition after he was ejected has left neighbors startled by the crash that occurred right within their own rural Brownwood community.

The single vehicle rollover occurred on FM 45 near the Brownwood National Guard Armory. The Cadillac SUV was the only vehicle involved in the crash and only one occupant was within the vehicle at the time of the Texas wreck.

The driver of the vehicle was not yet identified but Texas Department of Public Safety officials said he was ejected as a result of the single vehicle collision. The driver, only identified as a Brownwood resident, was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of injuries he endured in the crash.

Police have not revealed whether the driver of the Cadillac was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident.

In some situations, ejection despite the use of a seatbelt, may be an indicator that vehicle equipment has failed or possessed defects prior to the accident. Failed auto equipment can cause injuries in and of themselves or may fail to protect occupants from the impact of a crash or ejection from the vehicle. Some of the types of defects that may occur among seat belts include:

  • Seatbelt latch failure
  • Inadequate materials
  • Defective webbing that fails to keep occupants restrained
  • Flawed seatbelt buckles

While not every instance of ejection from a vehicle may be tied to a seatbelt defect or other vehicle flaw, asking questions about an accident and fully investigating the details is a good way to injure that adequate answers are provided regarding one’s injuries or the death of a loved one.

If you or a loved one has endured a serious accident where you suspect vehicle equipment may have failed, causing or failing to prevent injuries, call our seatbelt failure lawyers in Texas for a free initial consultation regarding your potential product liability case. We care. We can help.


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