SUV Rollover Accidents & Wreck
In the last few years, sport utility vehicle (SUV) sales have skyrocketed throughout Texas. Unfortunately, an SUV is much more likely than a compact car to roll during an accident, creating one of the most lethal accident situations. Because SUVs have higher centers of gravity—much like vans or smaller school buses—they generally receive a lower rollover resistance rating. Rollovers represent 79 percent of fatalities involving a single SUV. SUV accidents account for three percent of all vehicle accidents and nine percent of accident-related fatalities.
SUV safety has been a serious concern for the past decade. A recent congressional hearing took a close look at SUV stability ratings. The government is still working with automobile manufacturers to put safety measures that will decrease the alarming fatality rate into practice. If you or a loved one has been injured during an SUV or other vehicle rollover, contact us today.