A rollover accident in Riverside left five people injured the afternoon of May 26, 2010. KPSP news reports that the accident occurred on the 10 Freeway in Indio after a car’s tire blew out and the driver lost control. The car overturned on the freeway and five occupants were trapped inside. Firefighters had to rescue them out of the vehicle. One victim was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. Others suffered moderate injuries. Officials are trying to determine the cause of the crash.
My heart goes out to the injured victims in this accident. I wish them the best for a complete recovery.
Riverside Car Accidents
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were four fatalities and 221 injuries involving car accidents in Indio. In Riverside County as a whole, 220 people died and 8,561 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Auto Product Defects
In this particular case, the important question to ask is whether an auto product defect – specifically a tire defect, caused the accident. If that was the case, the auto maker or the manufacturer of the defective tire could be held liable. In such cases, it would be a good idea for injured victims and their families to preserve the vehicle in its current crashed condition here, as well as the tires, so they can be thoroughly examined by an expert for malfunctions, defects and other evidence.
An experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer who has successfully handled auto product liability cases will be able to advise you about your legal rights and options. The best auto product liability law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive claim evaluation to injured victims and their families. Injured victims in such cases could seek compensation to cover personal injuries, property damage as well as pain and suffering.
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