Rollover Lawyers – Tire Defect Accident Attorneys
Rollovers are dangerous accidents that have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. All types of vehicles can rollover. However, taller, narrower vehicles such as SUVs, pickups, and vans have higher centers of gravity, therefore making them more susceptible to rollover if involved in a single-vehicle crash. Vehicle accidents involving rollovers are particularly violent in nature. Rollovers, more so than other types of crashes, reflect the interaction of the driver, road, vehicle, as well as environmental factors. While vehicle type does play a significant role, these other conditions can also cause a vehicle to roll over.
Often times these rollovers are caused wholly or in part by tire failures, tire tread defects (detreading or delamination), poor stability design, poorly designed suspension system and inadequate brakes. Once the rollover occurs, the occupants face additional dangers from weak roof supports that crush or collapse, weak seatbacks that fail, the lack of headrest or head restraint devices, overly aggressive airbags, defective or poor fitting seat belts, dangerous lap only belts, faulty seat belt buckles, and window glass or windshields that allow passengers to be ejected.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) data suggest that over 90% of the vehicles in fatal, single-vehicle rollover crashes were involved in routine driving maneuvers, such as going straight or negotiation a curve, at the time of the crash. This further suggests that driver behavior plays a significant role in rollover crashes.
NHTSA data also showed that nearly 85% of all rollover-related fatalities are the result of single-vehicle crashes. This means that the majority of rollover crashes and fatalities do not involve any other vehicle besides the one that rolled over, further suggesting that driver behavior plays a significant role in rollover crashes.
Because of the complexities involved in automobile accident cases, it is important that you act quickly and contact an attorney with any questions or issues. Proving negligence takes an investment of time, experience, and resources – advantages that only a qualified attorney can provide.
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