The Danger Of Rollover SUVs

Almost any car or truck will roll over if it is struck in a certain way, with sufficient violence. But there is one vehicle type which is unique susceptible to flipping in an accident — the popular sports utility vehicle, or SUV.

The SUV design is so vulnerable to rollovers that the auto industry has installed electronic stability controls in most models. While this innovation has reduced the susceptibility of rollovers on test tracks, SUVs continue to roll over in the real world.

Injuries sustained are often severe. Even with seat belts in place, the human body does not do well in crashes in which the vehicle rolls over three, four or five times. Injuries include broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. People die more often in rollover accidents than in any other type except head-on collisions.

Did You Know? Many drivers imagine that roll bars on an SUV roof make the vehicle more stable, more protective in a crash. The opposite is actually true. Roll bars increase the height of the vehicle, making them more likely to tip over and roll.

Rollover accidents are usually not the fault of another driver (though they can be). More often, these are product liability cases, in which the manufacturer is held responsible for a design that is inherently dangerous.

When you suffer an injury or lose someone you love in a rollover crash, you don't want a lawyer fresh out of law school. You want an attorney with deep experience in this and other types of crash injuries.


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