SUV Rollover Accidents
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As the name suggests, rollovers are when a vehicle turns onto its side or onto its roof. Whereas smaller vehicles are unlikely to rollover during a quick maneuver or after hitting a bump in the road, larger vehicles, such as SUVs, fifteen-passenger vans, and pickup trucks have higher centers of gravity and are much heavier than ordinary passenger vehicles, making them more likely to flip.
SUV rollover accidents are not the most common on the road, but they tend to be some of the deadliest for SUV drivers and passengers. In 2014, there was a total of 2,068 deaths attributed to SUV rollover crashes, accounting for 33 percent of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths.
Those who survive rollover accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Because there are no federal laws requiring auto manufacturers to reinforce the roofs of these vehicles or alter defective vehicle designs, thousands of people are needlessly injured and killed every year.
If you were injured in a rollover accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today. A delay may affect your legal rights.
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SUV Rollover Causes
When a vehicle rolls over, the roof may crush, which could result in a fatal head injury. An occupant could be ejected from the vehicle during a rollover. This might occur if the windows become weak and break under the pressure of the rollover. An SUV needs to have strong supports, or roll bars, to keep the integrity of the roof intact in the case of a rollover. Rollover accidents are related to a vehicle's stability when making turns. SUVs tend to have high centers of gravity, which decrease their stability.
Examples of some injuries resulting from SUV rollovers include:
Car manufacturers can prevent, or minimize, rollover injuries through proper engineering and design. If you or a loved one was injured in a rollover accident, you deserve justice. At Metzger Wickersham, our skilled Harrisburg car accident lawyers can help you discover who is at fault in your SUV rollover case.
Have you been injured in an SUV rollover accident? Call (888) 286-2850 today to begin your pursuit of just compensation. We are backed by decades of collective experience and a legacy of excellence.