SKAGEN TOWNSHIP, MINNESOTA – Daniell Sebjornson was injured in a rollover accident off Highway 11 in Skagen Township on Saturday, March 11, 2023. The accident happened around 1:00 PM.
Sebjornson was the front seat passenger in a 2003 Chevy S10 pickup truck headed west on Highway 11. The driver of the truck, 63-year-old Robin Lavern Grill, lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to enter the ditch and roll over.
Authorities reported Sebjornson was injured in the crash and was transported to Lifecare Hospital Roseau for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Both occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Road conditions were reportedly snowy. No further information was immediately available.
The truck needs to be investigated to determine if the truck provided adequate occupant protection
Single-vehicle rollover accidents are unique in that most folks believe no one is responsible for the injuries sustained in the crash other than the driver. However, before that conclusion can be formed, a rollover accident must be investigated to determine the crashworthiness of the vehicle.
Auto manufacturers are responsible for producing vehicles that protect occupants in accidents they know will happen. Rollover accidents happen all the time, claiming nearly 10,000 lives a year. As such, manufacturers are required to produce vehicles that can withstand the force of a rollover accident and protect the motorists involved in a rollover crash. When a motorist is involved in a rollover accident and suffers injuries that they would not have suffered had the vehicle been designed to protect in such an accident, the injured motorist may be able to bring a claim against the auto manufacturer to recover for the cost of medical care and other damages resulting from the crash.
Our firm has handled cases against Chevy for rollover accidents involving the Chevy S10. We have specifically seen S10 seatbelts that did not properly restrain passengers, roofs that crushed into the occupant’s survival space, and airbags that failed to prevent second collisions within the cab of the vehicle. We are handling one such case now where the driver, like here, walked away without injury while the properly restrained passenger lost her life. This is just one example of over 300 rollover cases our firm has handled over the years.
This accident will need to be investigated to determine if a defect in the truck caused or contributed to Daniell’s injuries. These cases are difficult for all involved, but they can provide a victim of a serious injury the financial recovery they need to pay their daunting medical costs and rebuild their lives after a devastating injury.
While the extent of the injuries was not reported, I hope it was relatively minor and that Daniell can make a full and speedy recovery.
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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