Large vehicles are often essential for those that need to carry large amounts of people and/or cargo. However, the need for a high ground clearance makes these vehicles especially vulnerable to rollover accidents. Even the Audi Q7, equipped with thousands of dollars worth of safety equipment, has been shown to have an 18.5% chance of rolling over in its all-wheel drive (AWD) variant. Although car manufacturers are required by law to ensure the safety of their vehicles, certain defects in the vehicles might not be exposed during testing, leaving innocent motorists open to serious risk. In fact, as our team at the Auto Defects knows, many people suffer serious harm in rollovers.
If you were in a rollover accident in the Audi Q7, it is possible that it could have been caused by the following issues:
Stability control issues: problems with the car’s engine control unit (ECU) can prevent the stability control from functioning properly
- Poor construction: a weak frame or chassis can give out during high stress maneuvers
- Suspension problems: worn suspension components like shocks and springs can make cornering and braking unpredictable
- Unsafe design: inherent flaws in the design can make the vehicle difficult to control
If you believe your rollover accident involving an Audi Q7 was the result of these or other inherent flaws in the car, it may be possible to pursue compensation from the manufacturer.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a rollover accident because of an Audi Q7, you should call to find out more about your legal rights. Our attorneys at the Auto Defects can help you understand your rights and potentially take action.