SUV Rollover Accidents
Effectively Handling Your SUV Rollover Accident Case
A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle turns onto its side or its roof, either due to a collision or on its own. Smaller vehicles are unlikely to roll over during a quick maneuver or after hitting a bump in the road due to their low profile, but larger vehicles have higher centers of gravity and are much heavier than ordinary passenger vehicles, making them more likely to flip.
Vehicles that are often criticized for their higher rollover risk include:
- SUVs (sports utility vehicles)
- 15-passenger vans
- Pickup trucks
- Box trucks
Rollover accident survivors often suffer catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Treating these injuries is a costly affair, and those costs shouldn’t come from the injured party’s finances. Metzger Wickersham and our Harrisburg SUV rollover accident lawyers can help you demand fair compensation for your injuries, which might involve bringing a claim or lawsuit against an SUV manufacturer. With us by your side, you will be prepared for anything the opposition can throw at your case.
If you were injured in a rollover accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today. A delay may affect your legal rights.
SUV Rollover Causes
Rollover accidents are related to a vehicle's stability when making turns or when it is impacted in a crash. SUVs tend to have high centers of gravity, which decreases their overall stability. Automakers have long been criticized by safety groups for not doing more to stabilize SUVs. New designs could feasibly rebalance an SUV's center of gravity, yet no significant changes have been implemented in years.
If an SUV rollover happens during an accident, then the driver who hit the SUV and the automaker could share liability. If the rollover happens in a single-vehicle accident, i.e., while the SUV was turning or braking, then the automaker alone might be the liable party.
Severe Injuries Caused by SUV Rollovers
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, too, which 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 event of a rollover.
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 SUV rollover car accident lawyers can help you discover who is at fault in your SUV rollover case.
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If you or a loved one was injured in a rollover accident, you deserve justice and compensation. At Metzger Wickersham, our skilled Harrisburg SUV rollover car accident lawyers can help you discover who is at fault in your SUV rollover case and hold them accountable. We have years of experience handling product liability cases, including those involving automobile defects. As one of the oldest and largest law firms in Pennsylvania, we have the skill, resources, and commitment to justice it takes to help car accident victims and their families receive maximum compensation.
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