Sport Utility Vehicles and Rollovers
American motorists have developed an affinity for sport utility vehicles over the last decade, making these vehicles some of the most popular on the road. However, these vehicles are not safe in all situations. In particular, the design of SUVs makes them more likely to roll over than other vehicles in certain situations, such as taking sharp turns.
To learn more about your legal options if you have been injured because of a poorly designed SUV, contact the Waukesha auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.
SUV Rollover Accidents
Sport utility vehicles are designed with a few goals in mind, including providing significant cargo space and increased off-road capabilities. In addition, buyers of SUVs often cite the safety benefits of these larger vehicles in the event of a collision. However, when taking sharp turns or when involved in a T-bone collision, these vehicles may be more likely to tip over than smaller vehicles. Rollover accidents can cause devastating injuries for those trapped inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The following problems can contribute to a rollover accident in SUVs:
- Narrow distance between the wheels
- Heightened center of gravity
- Tire blowouts and other defects
- Failures with computer traction and stability systems
If you or someone you love has been injured in an SUV rollover accident, there may be legal action available to you. For more information regarding your legal rights and options, contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.