Rollover Accident in Round Rock Injures One
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 6-Jan-2012
A Round Rock rollover accident involving two vehicles on I-35, left at least one person injured, police said, Thursday morning.
The cause of the car accident has not yet been revealed, although officials have revealed that one of the cars rolled over as a result of the collision. One vehicle was identified as a Jeep SUV.
One person was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The status of the victim’s injuries and identity has not yet been revealed.
One lane of traffic was closed as a result of the two vehicle collision in Round Rock.
When a rollover accident occurs, there is often an object, other vehicle, debris or hazard in the road that may have tripped a vehicle up and caused it to become imbalanced. In addition, loss of control and overcorrection can sometimes be traced back to a rollover, which can be an even greater risk for SUV’s and trucks with higher centers of gravity.
Although rollover accidents in Austin and across Texas can be a dangerous phenomenon in and of itself, rollovers become even riskier when safety equipment does not function properly. Seatbelts, airbags, roof pillars and other safety equipment in a car is supposed to safeguard occupants, protecting vulnerable areas of the body from enduring neck injuries, head injuries, spinal injuries and even brain injuries that can sometimes occur when defective equipment does not prevent the roof of a vehicle from crushing.
While protection from roof crush and debilitating injuries accompanying is vital to keeping car occupants safe, vehicles must also be equipped with functioning seatbelts and reliable airbags, which should help keep passengers and drivers in the vehicle during the instance of a rollover accident.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident, because of inadequate safety equipment that failed to protect you and your loved ones, call our product liability attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492,contact our personal injury lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our product liability law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.
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