Rollover Car Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year more than 280,000 rollover crashes occur in the U.S., causing more than 10,000 fatalities. SUVs and raised trucks are the worst offenders. These types of vehicles are twice as likely to roll over in a collision as regular passenger vehicles. These types of vehicles have a narrow wheelbase in proportion to their high center of gravity. This means that the slightest change of course, particularly at high speeds, can lead to a rollover.
Rollover Accidents & Roof Crush Injuries
"Roof crush" is a phrase coined to describe what happens to the top of a vehicle in the event of a rollover collision. Car manufacturers should design vehicle roofs to sustain the entire weight of the vehicle. When roofs are weak, they can crush under the pressure, causing serious and often fatal injuries to the vehicle's occupants.
Run Off Road Accidents
"Run off road" is a type of single vehicle accident (meaning no other vehicles were involved). Like it sounds, road off road accidents describe a scenario when a vehicle swerves off the road. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as:
- Sudden obstruction in the road
- Swerving to avoid a collision
- Adverse weather conditions (ex: hydroplaning)
When a vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly, such as is the case in most run off road accidents, the vehicle is more prone to tip onto its side or roll over.
Rollover Accidents and Auto Product Liability
Sometimes, rollovers are the manufacturer's responsibility. Car manufacturers have a responsibility to design and manufacture reasonably safe vehicles, free from defects. If you believe your accident could have been caused by a defect in your vehicle's design, contact us today.
How Givens Givens Sparks Can Help
Givens Givens Sparks knows how to secure favorable results for car accident victims. If you or someone you love was injured in this type of collision, we invite you to contact us today. We do not charge any attorney fees until or unless we secure a recovery on your behalf – no recovery, no fee! We also provide free initial case evaluations, so fill out our online form or call us today at (813) 324-5140.
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