Defective Tires and Vehicle Rollovers: Holding Manufacturers Accountable in Missouri

Vehicle rollover accidents are among the most dangerous types of crashes, often leading to catastrophic injuries or death. While driver error can certainly be a factor, there are many cases where rollover crashes are caused by defective vehicle parts or faulty tires. If a dangerous product contributed to your rollover accident in Missouri, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer legally accountable. An experienced Missouri injury attorney can help you understand your options.

Causes of Rollover Crashes

There are several common causes of deadly rollover crashes, including:

  • Tire blowouts or tread separation: If a tire is defective or worn, it can suffer a dangerous blowout or tread separation at highway speeds. This causes the driver to lose control and the vehicle to swerve and roll over.
  • Vehicle center of gravity: SUVs and pickup trucks have a higher center of gravity than other types of vehicles. This makes them more susceptible to tripping and rolling over.
  • Vehicle stability defects: Some vehicles have defective components like weak roofs, defective seat belts, or unstable suspension systems that increase the chances of occupant ejection or make the vehicle prone to rolling over.
  • Road hazards: Hitting road debris, potholes, and uneven or soft terrain on the shoulder can all force a vehicle into a rollover.

Holding Manufacturers Accountable

When defective tires, faulty vehicle parts, or instability in vehicle design contribute to a rollover crash, the manufacturers of these products may be held liable for any resulting injuries or wrongful deaths. Some ways Missouri product liability law allows consumers to recover damages include:

  • Strict product liability claims: You can file a lawsuit arguing that the defective product was unreasonably dangerous and the manufacturer should be liable regardless of whether they were negligent.
  • Negligence claims: You can seek damages by showing the manufacturer was careless or failed to meet reasonable safety standards when designing or constructing the defective product.
  • Breach of warranty claims: If the defective product failed prematurely or did not perform as advertised, you may have a claim for breach of warranty against the manufacturer.

Pursuing Compensation in Missouri

Our skilled defective product liability attorneys at Monge & Associates have extensive experience building strong legal cases against large automotive manufacturers when defective parts or tires lead to catastrophic rollover accidents. We aggressively pursue maximum compensation through negotiations or litigation. Families may recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses from accident injuries
  • Lost income and reduced future earnings
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Funeral and burial costs in wrongful death claims

Do not delay in contacting our qualified Missouri vehicle defect lawyers for a free consultation if you or a loved one were harmed by a defective product. We can assess the full value of your legal claim and advise you of all your options for holding manufacturers financially accountable.

We have offices in 32 locations across 19 states, including Missouri, South Carolina, and Nebraska.  Call us today on (888) 477-0597 for a free consultation.