A woman was seriously injured in an Orange County rollover car accident after the Pontiac sedan she was driving overturned on the southbound 5 Freeway. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the woman apparently swerved the car to avoid tire tread debris on the freeway and lost control the morning of June 10, 2009. The woman sustained head injuries and was transported to an area hospital. No one else was in the car at the time of the crash.
My heart goes out to the victim of this car rollover crash, who suffered major injuries. I’m relieved that her injuries were not fatal. I wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep her in your prayers.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, there were 175 fatalities and 14,175 injuries involving car accidents in Orange County in 2007. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 10,000 people die in the United States each year as a result of rollover accidents.
Apparently, this Orange County car accident occurred because of debris (in this case, tire tread) on the roadway. However, in car rollover crashes, it is important to look at the car that was involved and determine whether there were any inherent auto product defects or mechanical problems, which caused or contributed to the car accident.
In cases where there have been serious injuries or fatalities in a rollover crash, a reputed Orange County product liability lawyers will have a nationally renowned expert perform a detailed crash analysis and carefully examine the crashed car for product defects, mechanical malfunction or other evidence. If it is determined that a car product defect caused the car rollover crash or contributed to the serious personal injury or wrongful death in a particular case, the victim or their family may be able to receive compensation from the manufacturer of the defective car product to cover medical/funeral expenses, loss of earnings and other related damages. The best Orange County personal injury attorneys will always offer a free, comprehensive and completely confidential consultation to personal injury victims and their families.