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Common Causes of Rollover Accidents in SUV’s

According to Data Published by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Rollover crashes are one of the deadliest types of motor vehicle accidents constituting one in five of all fatal crashes in the United States. It is important to note that most fatal SUV Rollover accident are single vehicle crashes (accident involving only one vehicle). Common Causes of Rollover Accidents in SUV's Below is a brief analysis of some of the main causes of Rollover crashes, form more information and to learn about your legal rights call (855)385-2529

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Product Liability – Auto Manufacturer Defect:  Auto manufacturers can be held liable for accidents cause by a defect in the manufacturing of their vehicles. The presence of a defect resulting in a rollover accident can be difficult to establish. Generally there may be three distinct causes of action possible including (1) Defect in the original design the vehicle so that the final product is more dangerous than its competitors in the marketplace. (2) Defect in the manufacturing process of the motor vehicle so that the final produced automobile is markedly different and as a result more dangerous than the intended design. (3) Labeling Defect: Failing to warn individual purchased of the vehicle of the dangerous rollover propensities of the vehicle in questions. Somme common defect in motor vehicle construction which may cause rollover accident include
  • Tread Separation – Tire Blowouts
  • Improper fuel tank design
  • Improper weight distribution of the vehicle
  • Instability and traction control defect
  • Brake defect

Common injuries caused by Rollover Accidents

Speeding:  Driving any vehicle at high speed results in a greater risk of accident and serious or fatal injuries. Sport Utility Vehicles and light truck are at a greater risk of serious roadway accidents including Rollovers than non truck based vehicles. According to a recent study by the NTSB, ‘vehicle speed is associated with rollover propensity.’ Drunk Driving:  Driving while intoxicated significantly raises the risk of Rollover accidents. Swerving – Over-correcting: Young drivers and drivers inexperienced in driving large SUV’s and light truck are prone to swerving while driving to bypass dangers on the road. Such drivers fail to realize SUV’s cannot be driven light smaller more ground based motor vehicles.  design

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Other Common Causes:
  • Distracted Driving
  • Defective – Dangerous Roadway Conditions
  • Excessive Weight
  • Slick Roads
  • High Winds and other Climactic conditions
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