SUV Rollover Accidents
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are responsible for the most deaths per year for rollover accidents. Despite this, the manufacturers of the vehicles have done very little to improve the safety rating of these vehicles. The most common cause of death in this type of accident is a crushed roof due to lack of support. These roofs simply crumble under minimal impact. SUVs have gained popularity and have become a standard family vehicle. With this popularity, a design change was required in order to manufacture the cars more quickly and allow for better gas mileage. This change removed a roll bar in the roof to protect people in rollover situations.
When a driver overcorrects the SUV - either by a sudden swerve to avoid an object in the road or through tight corners and turns - the SUV is liable to roll over due to the size, weight distribution and height of the vehicle. At low speeds, the SUV may only roll to its side; high speeds may cause the SUV to roll to the roof, or worse, roll several times, each impact crushing the roof more and more. Roof crush injuries kill more than ten thousand people every year, and are responsible for other serious injuries, including brain and spine injuries
, neck fractures, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other major life-altering injury. If you've been injured in a roof crush car crash, you may be eligible for compensation due to faulty design. At the Rasansky Law Firm
in Dallas, Texas, our SUV accident attorneys
will help you retain your legal rights, deal with your insurance company, and see that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.