Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are among the most popular motor vehicles on the roads today.
It is a common misconception that the size of SUVs makes them safer than smaller passenger vehicles. While SUVs can absorb more damage than smaller vehicles, they are also much more likely to be involved in rollover accidents that can cause devastating injuries and fatalities.
Many SUVs have a top-heavy design and a wheelbase that is not wide enough to balance the load during sharp maneuvers. The inherent design makes them prone to tip or roll over in the event of a collision.
Rollover accidents have the potential to have disastrous results. Statistics show that of the 30,000+ people injured in rollover accidents every year, approximately 10,000 die. Many drivers and their passengers suffer traumatic injuries when they are tossed around the inside of a vehicle that is rolling.
Factors that cause rollover accidents include:
- Excessive speed
- Poor road design
- Inadequate road signage
- Malfunctioning vehicle components
- Defective vehicle design
- Driver negligence – driving under the influence, reckless driving
When a rollover occurs, the occupants can be injured by crashing into the roof, being crushed by the roof, broken windows or gas tank fires and explosions.
Negligent drivers can be held responsible for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and/or the loss of a loved one.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover or any type of motor vehicle accident, it is critical that you contact the experienced personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi as soon as possible.
Our lawyers will aggressively fight to recover all the compensation to which you are entitled. Let us handle all the details necessary to successfully file a claim against any insurance company so you can devote your time and attention to getting well.
We have offices in Bergen County, New Jersey and New York City for your convenience.