According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 95% of all single-car/vehicle rollover accidents are due to tripping, meaning that the vehicle slides sideways and prevents the tires from continuing in their projected path.
Statistics reveal that SUVs will experience rollover accidents over 75% more than regular vehicles. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that though there have been major improvements in standards over the last few years, even the safest SUVs still stand the risk of rolling over than even the least safest coupes or sedans.
Common Question about SUV Rollover Accidents and Claims
Here is a look at some of the most common questions about SUV rollovers in New York:
Q1: Why do I need to know about SUV rollovers?
A: Rollovers do not occur as often as other types of accidents, but when they do, they often lead to serious injury or death. This type of crash may be preventable in some cases, if you realize the dangers that are involved in SUVs and the serious and devastating injuries that can occur when you are in an SUV rollover accident.
Q2: Are SUVs the only vehicles that can end up in a rollover accident?
A: No, rollovers can occur in any type of automobile. Like minivans and pickup trucks, SUVs typically ride higher off the ground when compared to passenger vehicles. These vehicles also have higher centers of gravity, which means that they are more susceptible to rollover if they are involved in a single-vehicle crash. Although the type of vehicle plays a major role, there are also other factors that help in determining whether or not a vehicle rolls over, such as environmental and road conditions and driver behavior.
Q3: How do most rollover accidents occur?
A: There are many things that can make a vehicle roll over. Rollover crashes, more so than other types of auto accidents, reflect the interaction of the driver, vehicle, road and environmental conditions. High-speed driving is a major cause of fatal rollovers – more often than fatal accidents without rollover.
Many rollover crashes that resulted in death involved excessive speeding. It has also been found that alcohol is involved in the majority of rollover crashes – driver loses control of the vehicle due to alcohol’s negative effect on judgment, vision and muscular coordination.
Q4: Should I hire an attorney if I have been in a rollover crash?
A: Yes. In rollover crashes, there will almost always be serious injuries as well as complicated facts involved. You should retain an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case and ensure that your rights are protected and you obtain a favorable outcome when you file a claim.
Get Legal Expertise for Rollover Accidents
If you or a loved one in New York has been injured in an SUV rollover crash, you should immediately seek the help of the reliable personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280. What is your side of the story? What really happened?
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