Vehicle rollovers can happen to any type of vehicle and required a skilled Florida defective products lawyer. Vehicles that are higher off the ground like SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans are more prone to rollovers since they have high centers of gravity. The 15-passenger vans, that many schools and religious organizations use are also very susceptible to rollovers.
Rollovers can happen for a number of reasons including:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 35 percent of all fatalities occur as a result of a rollover, even though rollovers make up only 4 percent of all crashes.
Rollovers can also lead to several other dangers. Seat belt restraints can give way and passengers can be ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle’s roof can also collapse and crush the people inside.
The Florida product liability attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath have successfully litigated hundreds of cases against many of the major auto manufacturers involving vehicle defects that cause rollover crashes, severely injuring our clients.
LRSI&F’s offers drivers the following safety tips to help prevent rollovers: