Unfortunately, the increase in popularity of trucks and sports utility vehicles has come with a hefty price: SUV rollover accidents cause serious injuries and claims the lives of thousands every year. According to estimates, there are hundreds of light truck and SUV rollover accidents every day in the United States. Due to their high centers of gravity, light trucks and SUVs are more likely to rollover than typical cars. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says SUVs are 75% more likely to be involved in a rollover crash than traditional sedans. Statistics show that people in rollover accidents are more likely to suffer from a fatal or catastrophic injuries. Typically, rollover accidents are compounded with the added danger of suffering roof crush injuries. Roof crush injuries occur when the the roof crushes the vehicle’s passenger compartment, causing serious injuries such as a spinal cord and brain injuries. Moreover, people in rollover crashes are more likely to die than people in other types of car crashes.
According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 220,000 rollover accidents per year in the United States. Sadly, these rollover crashes claim peoples lives at alarming rates. There have been over 500 rollover lawsuits against Ford for Ford Explorer Rollover accidents.
Contact A Rollover Accident Attorney
Kirkendall Dwyer LLP has helped countless families wage war against Fortune 500 companies for defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover crash, or you have lost a loved one as a result of a rollover accident, call a product liability attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to determine whether or not you are entitled to financial compensation for your rollover injury.