In April, 2017, a rollover accident in Dallas claimed the life of a person whose SUV rolled off a highway. Unfortunately, these types of accidents occur on a regular basis across the country for a number of different factors. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed after a vehicle in which they were riding rolled over, you need to get in touch with an experienced lawyer as soon as you can.
What Causes a Rollover Accident?
SUVs are notorious for being involved in rollover accidents, leading to severe injuries as well as fatalities. In fact, this is the deadliest type of vehicle accident other than head-on collisions. When people are lucky enough to live through rollovers, they usually suffer debilitating injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. But why does this type of accident take place?
An SUV was meant to be a kind of cross between a minivan and a pickup truck. While people like the feeling of being above traffic when driving an SUV, many of them don’t realize the danger they’re in. SUVs offer a higher vantage point, but also a higher center of gravity. This means they are less stable and prone to rolling over.
Many SUVs also have weak support for the roof, which can easily collapse during a rollover accident and crush everyone inside. Some of them also have poorly designed door locks, making it much easier for drivers and their passengers to be ejected. This, of course, can lead to catastrophic spinal cord and brain injuries as well as broken bones.
Attorney Todd Durham can help you obtain compensation if you’ve been injured in a rollover accident or suffered the tragic loss of a loved one. Please call our office at (214) 222-4000 or contact us online if you would like more information or you’d like to schedule a consultation.