SUV ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS
St. Louis, Kansas City, and Jefferson City, Missouri
You may feel your family is safer in a larger vehicle like an SUV. Larger vehicles appear more stable and SUVs should handle better in poor weather due to their off-road capabilities. The danger in driving an SUV is that they tend to rollover.
A rollover can cause serious injuries to the occupants. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an SUV rollover in Missouri, please contact the auto accident attorneys at The Bradley Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation where we can evaluate your legal situation and help protect your rights.
SUV Rollover Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 11,000 fatal SUV rollover accidents occur each year. Below are some of the most recent statistics on rollover accidents:
- When a vehicle rolls over, the chance of its occupants sustaining serious injury increase by 36%
- Over 50% of fatal single-vehicle accidents are SUV rollovers
- Over 90% of rollover accidents involve no second vehicle
The misconception that SUVs perform well at high speeds in dangerous weather creates a feeling of over-confidence. This can lead to hydroplaning, SUVs sliding into ditches, and fishtailing. In an attempt to control his/her SUV, the driver may over-correct, causing the vehicle to flip and run off the road out of control.
Many SUV roofs are poorly constructed or have inadequate rollover bars. This allows them to cave in during a rollover, which can result in serious injuries, such as:
SUV Rollover Accident Compensation
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Repair or replacement of your SUV
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, both present and future
- Loss of companionship and funeral costs, in the event of wrongful death
- Mental and physical suffering
For over thirty years, The Bradley Law Firm has been successfully litigating vehicle accident cases in Missouri. If you or a loved one has been badly hurt in an SUV rollover accident in St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City or anywhere in the entire state of Missouri, please contact our SUV rollover attorneys today to schedule your free case evaluation.