On December 1st, 2015 there was a fatal rollover accident in Santee, California. As an injury lawyer, I pay attention to accident reports so that I can warn clients about things they can do to prevent an accident and stay safe. While not all accidents can be prevented, there are certain things you can do to decrease the risk of one or to decrease the likelihood of falling victim to serious injuries.df
Man Killed in Rollover Accident in Santee
According to Fox 5, the accident took place on the Mission George on-ramp of Route 52. The man was driving a GMC pickup truck, lost control, flipped and rolled multiple times before coming to a stop. Two were injured as a result and one man died after being thrown from the cab. As an injury lawyer, I know that rollover accidents can be deadly and in cases like this, not wearing a seatbelt only increases that risk. Two were injured in this accident, but the one without the seat belt died at the scene.
An Injury Lawyer Can Help to Prove Your Case
There are many causes of rollover accidents. Things like drunk or distracted driving can play a role as can poor road conditions or a malfunction with the actual vehicle. The most famous case of this was with the Ford Explorer in the early 2000s. Ford blamed Firestone and Firestone blamed Ford but at the end of the day, the drivers were not at fault – the vehicle was. If you have been in a rollover accident, do not assume that it was your fault. If something felt wrong when you were driving, there may have been a problem and an injury lawyer can help you to determine if there was.
Call an Injury Lawyer if You Were Victim to a Rollover Accident
In the case of the Santee accident, the truck moved across all lanes before coming to a stop. Fortunately, no other vehicles were on that section of the road but that is not always the case. If you were injured in a car crash by another car that rolled over, call a personal injury attorney and make sure that your rights are protected. You can schedule a consultation by calling (707) 549-8166or contacting the Law Offices of J. Chrisp HERE.