If members of your family have been injured or killed as a result of a vehicle rolling over, there is a high probability that the vehicle itself is to blame. To prove that a design or manufacturing defect led to the crash, you need an attorney with experience. You can count on the vehicle rollover accident attorneys of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. to make the case for you.
SUVs Most Deadly in Rollovers
While any motor vehicle can flip and roll under the right conditions, the majority of rollover injuries and fatalities occur to drivers and occupants of a sport utility vehicle (SUV). In 2007, more than 2,700 people were killed in America in SUV rollovers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
What Makes an SUV So Dangerous?
SUVs have a short wheel base (less than 100 inches) in proportion to the height of the vehicle, making them top-heavy. Accident avoidance maneuvers (swerving) or collisions can cause the sport utility vehicle to flip.
Many injuries and deaths in a SUV rollover occur when the roof collapses. This is a major design defect.
Pursuing Compensation for a Rollover Crash
If our lawyers determine that an auto defect caused the crash, we will issue a demand letter to the car manufacturer and their insurance company that outlines the financial needs of the client, including ongoing medical care. If the company won’t settle, our trial lawyers will take the case to trial, seeking potential damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and more.
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