Vehicle and SUV Rollover Lawyer

SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) were supposed to be the safest vehicles on the road. Until drivers discovered that a high center of gravity and narrow tire track made SUVs three times more likely to rollover in an accident. 

Poorly designed passenger vehicles, trucks and 15-passenger vans can also cause unnecessary accidents and deaths. Each year in the United States, approximately 10,000 occupants are killed in rollovers and more than 17,000 are seriously injured.

The vehicle and SUV rollover accident attorneys at Kelley Law Group, P.C. represent the victims and families of victims of these crashes. We fight the manufacturers who put their unsafe vehicles on the road, knowing the risks involved. 

Call us at 1-888-554-2889 to talk to a personal injury attorney. Our experienced and compassionate rollover accident attorneys will provide:

  • A free, no-obligation case evaluation
  • No fee unless we win your case
  • Flexible appointments
  • Home and hospital visits

Rollover Accident Statistics

Despite improvements in safety, including electronic stability control and side-impact air bags, rollovers continue to account for a disproportionate number of deaths on the road each year.

In 2008, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported the following:

  • Utility vehicles experienced the highest rollover rates in fatal crashes
    (32.9%) and in property-damage-only crashes (4.8%).
  • The proportion of vehicles that rolled over in fatal crashes (21.3%) was nearly 4 times as high as the proportion in injury crashes and more than 15 times as high as the proportion in property-damage-only crashes.

These deaths are often not the result of driver error, but rather of fundamental problems with the vehicle itself.


SUV Rollover Accidents

SUVs have a higher rate of rollover accidents due to a large number of crashworthiness defects. These documented flaws include:

  • A high center of gravity - which makes SUVs much more likely to rollover.
  • Poor vehicle stability - which occurs when drivers make abrupt turning maneuvers to try and avoid a road hazard, pedestrian or another vehicle.
  • Unexpected tire failure or tread separation - which causes a loss of control, followed by a rollover.
  • Roof crush - which can cause severe head and spinal injuries for SUV occupants.
  • Poorly designed seatbelts - which may mean that occupants are violently thrown against the SUV's interior.
  • Containment failure - which may mean door latches, windows or restraints fail, causing SUV occupants to be ejected from the vehicle at high speed.
  • Safety feature failure - the poor design of the rollbar, in particular, can cause occupants serious injuries.
  • Tire blowouts

Whether they are consciously aware of the potential safety hazards or not, vehicle manufacturers can be held responsible for the crashworthiness of their products. 


Compensation for Vehicle and SUV Rollover Crash Claims

If you or a family member is involved in a rollover crash, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the vehicle or tire manufacturer. Product liability law protects consumers who have been injured or killed by defective products. These products include poorly designed vehicles or defective safety features.

Because many vehicle manufacturers have extensive legal teams, it is important to have qualified representation when making a claim for rollover compensation. You should expect your vehicle and SUV rollover accident attorney to give you:

  • A thorough free, no-obligation case consultation to evaluate your claim.
  • Extensive legal knowledge and answers to your questions on rollover accidents.
  • The resources to investigate police reports, witness testimonials and crash data.
  • Experience in fighting large manufacturers and corporation, in and out of court.

Contact a Rollover Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation

Rollover accident victims deserve more than a "sorry" note from the vehicle manufacturer. They deserve to have their questions answered. They deserve compensation for their injuries and a recognition of their legal rights. They deserve an ethical, experienced rollover lawyer who will help them make the roads a safer place for drivers in years to come. 

Call us at 1-888-554-2889 at any time to discuss your options and concerns with a knowledgeable vehicle and SUV rollover accident attorney. At Kelley Law Group, P.C., we offer:

  • A free, no-obligation case evaluation with our defective product lawyers
  • No fee unless we win your case
  • Flexible appointments 
  • Home and hospital visits

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