Rollover accidents involving SUVs and Light Trucks are a much more common occurrence than rollover accidents in automobiles. This is because these types of vehicles have a much higher center of gravity, making them susceptible to rollovers when performing a sudden turn or other corrective action. Another cause of SUV rollovers is the extra weight. While you might think that this would cause the vehicle to be more stable, it actually has the opposite effect.
According to information from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, vehicle rollover crashes are especially serious because they often result in head injuries. Head injuries are the most common type of fatal and non-fatal injuries in rollovers. In addition, the rate of serious injury in a rollover crashes is 36 percent higher than in crashes without a rollover. It is also estimated that more than 10,000 people per year are killed in rollover crashes.
Another danger of rollover accidents is roof crush. This is when the roof of the vehicle caves in because of the being able to support the weight in a rollover. Since SUVs became passenger vehicles instead of off-road vehicles, manufacturers no longer put roll cages in them for roof stability. When the roof crushes, it will not allow the seatbelt to function properly and the victim is often ejected completely or partially out of the vehicle.
While light truck and SUV manufacturers are working to improve the design of these vehicles in regards to rollovers, there are still millions of these types of vehicles on the road. If you have been the victim of a rollover accident, you are potentially facing a long road to recovery, full of medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Automobile manufacturers have a responsibility to not put dangerous vehicles on the market. Contact the Houston Vehicle Rollover Attorneys of The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C.. The Houston Personal Injury Attorney of The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. are experienced trial lawyers. They are experienced in providing victims of Rollover injuries with the representation they need to take on the automobile manufacturers. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a SUV rollover, make the call now. Let the Houston Personal Injury Lawyer of The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss.
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