Sherburne County, Minnesota – Joseph Alman was injured after a rollover accident on Highway 10 in Saint Cloud.
Alman was traveling westbound on Highway 10 in a 2009 Chevy Impala when he lost control of the vehicle on snowy/icy roads, causing the vehicle to roll over. Alman was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and the vehicle’s airbags were deployed.
Authorities reported Alman suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Saint Cloud Hospital for treatment.
No further information was immediately available.
Auto manufacturers must produce vehicles that protect occupants in rollover accidents
Auto manufacturers have a duty to design and produce vehicles that can protect motorists in accidents that are known to happen during the normal use of the vehicle. Rollover accidents are very common and happen with alarming frequency across the nation. These accidents are one of the most proportionately deadly of all accidents, accounting for roughly 2% of all motor vehicle accidents but resulting in approximately 20% of all deaths. As such, manufacturers have an important role in protecting motorists involved in rollover crashes.
When a manufacturer produces a vehicle without available safety technology designed to lessen or prevent accident or injury or designs a vehicle inherently dangerous, it can be held liable for the harm sustained by a motorist in a rollover accident. These are difficult cases, but they can provide much-needed financial relief to a motorist seriously injured in a rollover accident when there Is nowhere else to turn.
It is possible that the Impala provided ample protection, and Mr. Alman suffered relatively minor injuries in what could have been a devastating accident. However, if serious injuries were suffered in this crash and it seems the vehicle did not provide the protection one would expect, the vehicle can be examined by trained professionals to determine if the vehicle is defective. If the vehicle proves defective and said defect caused or contributed to the injuries sustained in the crash, the manufacturer may be responsible under product liability law.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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