What is an SUV Rollover accident?
There are about 280,000 rollover accidents in the US each year, resulting in about 10,000 fatal accidents. SUVs with a high center of gravity are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents than standard sedan-like automobiles. About 35 percent of fatal crashes in SUVs resulted from a rollover crash, compared to 16 percent of fatal passenger car accidents resulting from rollovers. This percentage indicates the fact that SUV’s are much more likely to rollover and result in a fatality.
Rollover accidents relate to a vehicle’s stability in turns. That stability is determined by the relationship between the center of gravity and distance between the left and right wheels (called track width). In light trucks, Jeeps, Sport Utility Vehicles, high centers of gravity and narrow track width often makes the vehicles unstable in sudden turns or changes of direction. This increases the likelihood that the vehicle will tip over if it skids sideways.
How do I know if my accident was caused by instability or faulty vehicle design?
Call the law office of Dan Newlin & Partners at (407) 888-8000: SUV Rollover Accidents are a very specialized area of accident and injury law. As such, it is imperative that you consult an attorney with a proven track record in handling those types of cases. My law firm has always been committed to working with the countries’ leading experts in the field of SUV design and its relation to rollover accidents. Use of these experts is paramount in bringing a claim for an SUV Rollover accident as their expert opinion into the faulty design of the SUV is central to the case. As an important reminder, these experts are hired by my firm under our No Fee Guarantee which means you will NEVER have to prepay for their services, and in fact, will owe nothing if we cannot make a successful recovery in your case. Please call or contact me today to discuss how we can help you with your case.