SUV Roll Over

Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous, and deadliest, risks to occupants riding in an SUV, minivan, or truck. Because SUVs, vans, and trucks have a higher center of gravity and are more top-heavy, these types of vehicles are more susceptible to rollovers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported each year, claiming more than 10,000 lives annually. If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover accident, you need attorneys who understand the design dangers these vehicles possess while driving down the road.

The Kansas City rollover accident attorneys at the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm represent drivers and passengers injured in SUV rollover accidents. Regardless of whether you or a loved one was injured in a multi-vehicle accident or a single-vehicle accident, our attorneys recognize that the high rollover rates for SUVs is due to the way SUVs are designed. The design of an SUV makes it difficult to maintain control of the vehicle while driving. Many people believe that SUVs are safer. But thousands of people are injured, sometimes catastrophically or even killed, because of the dangers these types of vehicles possess.

If this happens to you or a loved one, you are left with thousands of dollars in medical bills at the hands of car manufacturers and other negligent parties. Car companies have a duty to make SUVs safer. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a rollover, the car company may be at fault for the design or manufacturing of the vehicle, which entitles you to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income. Our firm will pursue your claim against liable car companies so you do not have to fight alone. We will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us today for a free consultation.

Causes of SUV Rollover Accidents:

Driving an SUV during adverse whether conditions, while making sharp turns, or speeding can lead to SUV rollover accidents. The design flaws that contribute to rollover injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Defective seatbelts
  • Defective tires
  • Distance between the width of the track (between the left and right wheels)
  • Distribution of weight within the vehicle
  • High center of gravity
  • Hitting a curb, pothole, or shoulder
  • Narrow wheel track
  • Number of passengers
  • Weak roof structure and supports
  • Weight of the vehicle

SUV Rollover Injuries

A violent impact will occur after an SUV rolls over. When an SUV accident occurs, because few are fit with appropriate roll bars, the roof takes the brunt of the force. The injuries sustained in these types of accidents are usually serious if not fatal, including:

  • Brain Injury
  • Burns
  • Fractured Bone Injury
  • Head Trauma
  • Neck Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Wrongful Death

Preventing and Surviving an SUV Rollover Accident

  • Avoid placing heavy items on the roof
  • Avoid distraction inside the vehicle
  • Choose a vehicle with the most up-to-date safety system
  • Check your tires frequently to make sure they are in good shape and inflated to the recommended pressure
  • Do not overload your vehicle with weight
  • Don’t speed
  • Pay attention to the road
  • Watch for sharp turns on country roads
  • Wear your safety/seat belts

If you have been injured in a SUV rollover contact the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm. We can help you recover the compensation that you deserve from being injured while riding in a defective vehicle. Our firm will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us today for a free consultation.