According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there were over 9,566 Rollover accidents from cars, trucks, and SUV’s in the year 2000 alone.
Millions of sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) are sold in the United States each year to consumers who, by viewing commercials and advertisements, are under the impression that the vehicles are safe, sturdy, and rugged. Unfortunately many consumers are unaware that many sport utility vehicles are dangerous because some SUV manufacturers and dealers knowingly withhold important safety information and do not inform prospective buyers of the risks involved with SUV’s.
Below are some recent United States rollover accident statistics:
- Approximately 4,500 people die in SUV accidents each year.
- 63% of SUV rollover accident fatalities resulted in people being ejected from the vehicles.
- Over 58,000 people are injured in SUV rollover accidents each year.
Unlike passenger cars, SUV’s have a high center of gravity which puts the driver and passengers at a high risk for rollover accidents and rollover accident injuries. Even the most careful driver must sometimes use emergency maneuvering to avoid an accident, but in an SUV, emergency steering may result in a vehicle rollover. Other scenarios which may cause a single vehicle SUV rollovers include hitting a guard rail, bumping the curb, and driving on loose gravel.
If you have been seriously injured in an SUV or call rollover accident, contact GJEL immediately to discuss your legal options. We may be able to recover for you monetary compensation for your SUV rollover injuries and accident related expenses. We will use our extensive knowledge of auto accident and product liability laws to hold the negligent manufacturer responsible.
We invite you to call 1-855-508-9565 or email [email protected] to speak with an experienced SUV rollover accident attorney at GJEL if you or a loved one has been injured. We provide free consultations, and we’re paid only when we win your claim. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
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