Representing Accident Injury Victims in Kentucky
While it’s true that all vehicles can roll over, some are more prone to rollovers than others. The vehicles that roll over the most are vans, trucks, and SUVs. Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that than 5,000 people in the United States die every year from SUV rollover injuries. Most of these motor vehicle accidents occur when SUVs leave the road and enter the median, or when they travel along the shoulder of the road.
Why Large Vehicles and SUVs Roll Over
Because vans, trucks, and SUVs are top-heavy, they have more of a tendency to roll over. They also have short wheelbases when compared to their height. As an example, many of the wheelbases of SUVs are less than one hundred inches. Therefore, any maneuver that is abrupt or sudden, including crashes, can cause vans, trucks, and SUVs to roll over. This can happen in front of oncoming traffic, which can harm not only the driver of the SUV or large vehicle, but also other drivers. The result of these accidents is often severe injuries and even death.
Design Defects of the SUV
It’s common knowledge that SUVs roll over more easily than other vehicles. However, many SUVs also have defects in their design. There have been reports of SUVs being crushed when they are involved in SUV accidents, as well as roofs collapsing. These defects can cause serious physical injuries or death. Major defects in the design of SUV roofs can cause them to collapse. Only an experienced Kentucky attorney can help you learn if a design defect is the cause of personal injury and harm.
Gladstein Law Firm is Dedicated to Helping Kentucky Personal Injury Victims
When you or a loved one is injured in a vehicle rollover accident, it’s important to contact an attorney with experience in personal injury cases. Seth Gladstein, based in Louisville, Kentucky, stands ready to research your case, to learn if you are entitled to compensation for the damages and injuries that you incurred from an SUV or large vehicle accident. A FREE consultation at our office can answer your questions and determine if you should receive compensation. Call Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC today at 502-855-4177 to set up an appointment. You can also call our toll-free number at 1-800-991-0474 or fill out the online email form. We will contact you as soon as possible to set up an appointment with Seth Gladstein, your dedicated Kentucky personal injury lawyer.
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