Tampa Personal Injury Attorney for Sport Utility Vehicle
Rollover Accident Lawsuit Cases
year, approximately 280,000 rollover accidents are reported
in the United States. Claiming more than 10,000 lives annually,
these accidents are the most serious danger facing occupants
of sport utility vehicles (SUVs), minivans, and trucks.
With our experience as an auto accident
attorney in Tampa, Clark and Martino, P.A., is quite
familiar with the injuries and fatalities caused by rollover
accidents. One main reason behind sport utility vehicle
rollover accident lawsuit cases is the vehicle’s instability
when it makes turns.
an SUV, pickup truck, and minivan are more susceptible to
rollover, a rollover crash can happen in any type of vehicle.
Even a vehicle with a 5-star government safety rating has
up to a 10 percent risk of rolling over in a single-vehicle
physics behind SUV, minivan, and pickup truck rollovers
are based on the vehicle’s high center of gravity
and the track width (the distance between the left and right
wheels). When a high center of gravity is combined with
a narrow track, there’s a greater chance of the vehicle
tipping when it makes a fast turn or starts to skid sideways.
Rollovers are more likely to happen when a vehicle strikes
a ditch, embankment, curb, guardrail, steep slope, or soft
soil. All of these can “trip” the vehicle and
result in a rollover. Almost 75 percent of rollover crashes
occur on rural roads, and 95 percent of single-vehicle rollovers
happen because the vehicle was tripped.
SUV designs are particularly unstable. In addition, some
SUVs have a less “crashworthy” design because
the roof of the vehicle will collapse during an accident.
When investigating a sport utility vehicle rollover accident
lawsuit, your Tampa personal injury attorney should consider
vehicle defects and design problems that could have contributed
to your injuries. For more information on hiring a car
accident lawyer in Tampa, please call or e-mail Clark
and Martino, P.A., about scheduling a free initial consultation
about your case.