Rollover Component Failure and Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are among the most frightening and deadly events that can happen to a driver. In 2010, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 2.1 percent of car crashes involved a rollover — and yet rollover crashes accounted for nearly 35 percent of all passenger vehicle crash deaths.
Negligence and reckless driving can play a role in rollover crashes, but the type of vehicle you drive can also raise your risk of being involved in a rollover. If you’ve been injured in a rollover crash, whether it’s due to the negligence of another driver or a defect in your vehicle, the experienced attorneys at Hossley & Embry can help investigate the details surrounding your case and evaluate any potential claims.
Rollovers and SUVs
As a consequence of their unique body types and rollover components, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks are far more likely than regular passenger cars to be involved in fatal single-vehicle crashes, especially rollovers, according to the NHTSA. Many drivers feel safer driving a large SUV, but while SUVs do fare better than lighter vehicles in terms of fatality rates in multiple-vehicle crashes, they actually fare worse in single-vehicle crash death rates.
The relative safety of SUVs remains an ongoing debate. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported in 2011 that SUV drivers were among the least likely to die in a car crash but also attributed the improvement to electronic stability control features that manufacturers rolled out more quickly in SUVs than other cars.
Call Now For a Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover crash as a result of another party’s irresponsible or negligent driving or you believe your rollover could have involved defective components in your vehicle, please give Hossley & Embry a call at (866) 522-9265 or send us an email at email@example.com and will be in touch promptly. We offer free consultations, and we have the resources available (including charter aircraft) to travel throughout Texas and the United States on short notice to investigate your potential claim.