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Jimmy Small Dies in a Ford Van Rollover Accident on Highway 263 in Stone County, Arkansas


Stone County, AR –  A man lost his life in a rollover accident on State Highway 263 in the town of Fox, Stone County.

According to reports, Jimmy Small was driving northbound when his 2006 Ford Econoline veered off the road into a ditch. The van then reentered the roadway and overturned four times before coming to a stop.

Small died from his injuries sustained in the crash.

No other details have been provided.

Rollover crashes need to be further investigated to determine if the vehicle was defective

Rollover accidents are often misunderstood. For one, they occur more frequently than most people think. Secondly, there’s a common misconception that the driver is solely at fault for the injuries suffered in these wrecks since they typically involve only one vehicle. However, this is not true. While drivers need to do everything they can to prevent rollover crashes, manufacturers must do everything they can to protect people when a rollover crash occurs. This is because everyone knows that no matter how safe one drives, rollover accidents can and will happen.

Unfortunately, there is a long history of vehicles being manufactured that not only fail to protect people but actually increase the risk of injury in the event of a rollover. This is more true in certain model trucks, SUVs, and vans that are heavier than standard passenger vehicles like two and four sedans. In these larger vehicles, manufacturers need to use stronger materials to keep the vehicle from crushing like a can during the rollover sequence. They must also ensure that the vehicle’s seatbelts work properly and airbags deploy during the crash. When airbags do not deploy and seatbelts do not restrain properly, people die.

When a roof collapses, seatbelts fail to restrain, and airbags fail to deploy, the law deems the vehicle defective. When one of those defects causes injury or death, the manufacturer is the one responsible for the injuries and must answer for its failure to protect its customer.

 

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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.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

 

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