Americans love their SUVs. There are millions of these large passenger vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, accidents involving these vehicles kill and seriously injure thousands of people every year. One major risk factor associated with an SUV is the vehicle’s higher center of gravity, which can lead to a greater likelihood of rollover accidents. Rollover accidents, in turn, correlate with a higher rate of passenger ejection and serious injury or death. Head injury and brain trauma are common consequences of car accidents generally; the rate for these serious injuries is much higher in SUV rollover accidents.
SUV rollover rates have fortunately plummeted since the vehicles first became popular in the 1990s. The first Ford Explorer SUVs were paired with defective Firestone tires which failed due to tread separation, causing rollover accidents. The defective tires were ultimately phased out due to a massive recall. The invention of electronic stability control has greatly reduced the tendency of SUV’s to flip. The rise in popularity of the crossover SUV, which is built on a car platform, has also played a major part in reducing SUV rollovers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an SUV rollover crash, it is vitally important to seek legal help promptly. An SUV rollover accident can involve a myriad of issues, including driver negligence and/or products liability issues associated with the vehicle or tires. It is critical to get investigation started as soon as possible and to gather information and preserve evidence should a product liability claim be required.
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Because the injuries in these accidents tend to be severe, there is a strong likelihood that there will be significant medical damages, wage loss and disability. Consequently, issues of underinsured motorist coverage, umbrella policies, third-party payers and interveners are likely to arise. You need a lawyer on your side who is experienced in dealing with all of these issues. Attorneys at the Meshbesher Law Firm has experience with all of these issues and are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you or your loved one. To contact the Meshbesher Law Firm, call 612-349-5215.