Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are quite popular in Southern California and are considered 'safe' by many people, including the parents of teenage drivers. Unfortunately, because of a higher center of gravity than smaller automobiles, SUVs can also be at risk of rolling over. In fact, the deadliest risk facing an SUV, minivan, or truck occupant is a rollover accident. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported each year, claiming more than 10,000 lives annually. Many of the lives are those of young teenage drivers.
SUV rollovers can occur for several reasons, including auto defect or mechanical malfunction. Speed, alcohol, or fatigue can also factor in, contributing to a serious auto accident. If you were injured in a vehicle rollover accident in the San Fernando Valley, or your loved one was injured or killed, an experienced attorney will examine all possible contributing factors, including dangerous conditions on the roadway and the negligence of other drivers or the auto manufacturer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a SUV rollover accident, contact an attorney. With the right legal team by your side, you might be able to recover financially for your injuries; including lost wages, hospital and medical bills, and pain and suffering.