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Golf car rollover leads to large settlement

Technology Associates served as expert engineering consultants for the plaintiff on a golf car rollover case resulting in a $5.3 million settlement. Our investigation and analysis supported plaintiff’s allegations that the golf car path combined an excessively steep path with a sharp turn leading to an unacceptable rollover hazard. To make matters worse, the superelevation (i.e. banking) of the curve was sloping in the wrong direction, which greatly increased the rollover risk. Technology Associates conducted site testing and rollover analyses to quantify the speed at which a rollover could occur as well as how the rollover could have been avoided with a better golf car path design. After our engineer testified at deposition the case settled. For more details, see the news article here. [1]