Rollovers: Responsible for More than Half of All Single-Vehicle Accidents

In 2009, there were over 5 million automobile crashes in the United States. Over 33,000 fatalities occurred as a result of those crashes. According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, over half of all single-vehicle accident deaths are attributed to rollover accidents.

What Is So Dangerous About Sport Utility Vehicles?

Sport utility vehicles are extremely popular in the auto industry because they are not only stylish, but provide space as well. Auto manufacturers have made millions of dollars on these SUVs, so they will continue to be sold. In the race against competitors in the automotive industry, manufacturers sadly overlook defects in their products. Sport utility vehicles are designed in such a way that rolling over in a car accident is much more likely than in any other type of vehicle. SUVs are higher off the ground than other automobiles, so when the tires are not completely balanced the vehicles can rollover easily.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Involved In An SUV Rollover?

More than 10,000 people are killed annually due to SUV rollovers. This is a scary number. Auto manufacturers that do not appropriately design and test their products before selling them should be held accountable. If you or a loved one were involved in an SUV rollover that led to serious injury or death, contact Jones & Swanson. Our Marietta car accident attorneys provide free consultations. Call us today to find out if you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering.