Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are often thought to be safer than smaller cars, but that isn’t always the case. Every year, families face serious risks because of inherent design flaws that can cause these vehicles to roll over.
SUVs are designed with a high center of gravity and a wheel base that’s not wide enough to balance the load during sharp maneuvers, which makes them prone to rolling over. SUV rollover car accidents are extremely dangerous to both passengers and other drivers on the road. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable during these accidents and can suffer debilitating and life-threatening brain and spinal cord injuries.
If your SUV rolls over and you and your loved ones get injured, contact the experienced Alabama SUV rollover accident attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers. We have the resources and the experience to help you get the money you need for your all of your accident-related expenses. And you don’t have to worry about paying upfront legal fees or hourly rates—our No Fee Guarantee® means that you don’t owe us money for our legal representation unless we get money for you.
Types of SUV Rollovers
There are several types of SUV rollovers, all of which are extremely dangerous and potentially fatal for drivers and their passengers:
- Lateral Force Rollovers
The vehicle is going too fast on a curve, causing it to roll; SUVs and other vehicles with high centers of gravity are more prone to this type
- Ramp Rollovers
The vehicle rolls because one side of it rolls onto a ramp or other object
- Side Slope Rollovers
The vehicle is driving in off-road conditions or unintentionally leaves the road
- Sideways Skid Rollovers
The vehicle’s rear end spins because the rear wheels lose traction, resulting in the tires hitting a curb or other object and causing the rollover
What Are Your Options After a Rollover Accident?
Rollover accidents can occur during normal operation of vehicles, but these types of accidents are most common in SUVs that have design flaws or unsafe components, such as defective tires and wheels. If you were injured in a rollover accident that was caused by negligence during the design or manufacturing process of your vehicle, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
The SUV rollover accident attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers want to hold car manufacturers accountable for oversights or mistakes that lead to serious accidents like yours. We know that your injuries may leave you facing expensive medical bills and an uncertain future, but we’ll do everything in our power to help you on your path to recovery. Get in touch with our personal injury lawyers today at no cost to you—just dial (800) 477-7510 or complete a free online form.