California SUV Rollover Fatality Attorneys
Many drivers feel safe when driving an SUV. However, in recent years many SUV accidents that should have been minor turned out to be fatal. SUV manufacturers have designed, made, and sold cars that are unstable, dangerous and not crashworthy. If a loved one died in an SUV rollover accident, talk to lawyers who understand the engineering design flaws that caused your loved one's death.
Need A Wrongful Death Lawyer In California?
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one from a severe injury or accident in California, Walkup Melodia can help you. Please contact us online or call now (888) 564-8254 for an immediate consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in San Francisco.
Helping Victims' Families Since 1959
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our California lawyers have handled fatal SUV rollover accidents against Ford, G.M., Toyota and other manufacturers.
Hand over the insurance and product liability issues to lawyers known for compassion as well as effective, tough representation. Your family needs the financial security your loved one would have wanted and provided. When a manufacturer fails to sell safe products, you need a lawyer willing to go to trial for your family's benefit.
Examples of Our Success
Death of Husband and Father - SUV Rollover - Mismatched Car and Trailer - $5,250,000 Settlement
Our product liability lawyers negotiated a cash and annuity settlement having a present value of $5,250,000 on behalf of the surviving widow and two minor children of a 42-year-old fire captain who was killed when his SUV rolled over on Highway 50 while pulling an "ultralight" travel trailer. Plaintiffs claimed that the defendant motor home retailer inappropriately sold the family a trailer that was too large to be safely pulled by their small SUV. Plaintiffs also claimed that the retailer failed to advise them that if the travel trailer were loaded to its maximum capacity (as specified by the trailer manufacturer) the trailer would weigh 1,400 pounds more than the maximum weight recommended by the SUV manufacturer. While traveling on Highway 50, passing a semi-truck, the trailer was hit by a gust of wind causing it to fishtail, go out of control, and roll over, pulling the towing SUV with it. Defendants claimed that had the decedent read the owner's manual for his vehicle and the trailer he would have observed warnings in both manuals regarding overloading, and, by weighing the vehicles, he could have avoided the situation that produced his death. The settlement was reached after three mediations.
SUV Rollover - $2,900,000 Settlement
Our vehicle stability team negotiated a settlement in the amount of $2,900,000 against the makers of the Chevrolet Blazer for the surviving husband of a woman who was killed when her Blazer overturned in a single-car Northern California accident. Our client's wife was driving to work when she inadvertently left the road surface, and in the process of correcting back onto the roadway, she overcorrected and her vehicle overturned. During the three rolls that followed, the roof collapsed, and she sustained fatal head injuries. Our attorneys demonstrated that the vehicle, as designed, was not sufficiently stable to protect drivers who found themselves in foreseeable and expected emergency driving maneuvers. The settlement was paid both in cash and in annuities. Under the terms of the court-approved annuities, the woman's surviving son will be provided periodic payments to cover the cost of high school and college, and to provide security to him as a young adult.
Contact our California SUV wrongful death rollover lawyers today. Make an appointment for a free consultation. 1.888.564.8254 or 1.415.658.9310.