Involved in a Vehicle Rollover-Related Accident?
When a vehicle rolls over it is often the result of a flaw in the design of a car, truck or sport utility vehicle. This means that if there is an injury or death in your family as a result of a vehicle rollover, the auto manufacturer may be to blame. If your family has suffered due to this type of accident, our Personal Injury Attorneys at Doran, Beam & Farrell have what it takes to get you compensation you deserve.
SUV Rollover Facts
Sport Utility Vehicles are statistically much more likely to roll over than their closer-to-the-ground counterparts. This can be due to a number of factors, including turning too quickly.
Here are a few statistics to illustrate their enhanced risk of rolling over:
- They are 75 percent more likely to roll over than regular cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- In 2007, NHTSA also reports about 2,700 vehicle accident-related fatalities were caused by SUV rollovers.
- There is one death for every 18 injuries in this type of accident.
- While rollovers constituted 3 percent of auto accidents in 2002, resultant fatalities made up a third of all traffic-related fatalities that year.
Why They Are Hazardous
Many SUVs have roofs that are unable to withstand the weight of the entire car in the incident of a rollover.
They are top-heavy, which means that in the event of a swerve or sharp turn they can easily lose their balance.
An overturned vehicle can head into oncoming traffic lanes without a driver’s ability to control it, which can be a hazard to other vehicles on the road.
How We Pursue SUV Rollover Cases
Once we determine that it was indeed a design defect that caused your vehicle to roll over, we will initiate correspondence with your auto’s manufacturer in aggressive pursuit of a recovery for your damages. If the manufacturer does not adequately respond to our demands we will pursue these damages in court, and seek to recover damages for things like lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and much more.
If you or a loved one has experienced a SUV rollover that may have occurred as a result of a manufacturing defect, contact our New Port Richey office.
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