SUVs are among the least stable vehicles on the road.
SUV Rollover Accidents
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are among the most popular vehicles on American streets and highways with more than 20 million of them in service now. They presently account for more than 25% of all new vehicle sales in the U.S.
Contrary to popular belief, SUVs are among the least stable vehicles on the road. Many consumers believe their relative size and perceived engineering advantages make them especially safe. Not true. Because of their higher center of gravity and longer wheelbase, they are more prone to roll over when making sharp turns or swerving to avoid collisions or objects in the roadway.
And, when they do roll, weak roof and pillar construction often results in serious—even fatal—injuries for the occupants. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 60% of all SUV accident deaths occur in rollover accidents; this is more than three times the rate for conventional automobiles.
The addition of weight to an SUV—either passengers or cargo—actually decreases stability and increases the risk of a rollover.
At O'Steen & Harrison, we have the expertise and resources to handle the most complex SUV rollover cases. Regardless of the circumstances of the accident, we will be pleased to evaluate your SUV rollover claim.
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We understand the special complexities of the law that apply to SUV rollover injury cases. We also have the resources to stand toe-to-toe with the largest corporations, insurance companies and governments. Please call or email us for a confidential, no-obligation consultation about your SUV rollover injury matter. Our experienced staff of certified injury specialists are ready to help you now, regardless of where you live.
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