Just over 2 percent of crashes are rollovers, but these crashes prove to be deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 35 percent of all deaths from crashes occur from rollovers. While some rollovers occur due to the type of vehicle and speed traveled, others are due to factors that are out of your control. When that is the case, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath can help. Our legal team can investigate the crash to see if the manufacturer is at fault for the rollover.
Causes of a Rollover
There isn’t a single cause of a vehicle rollover. Instead, there are a handful of reasons why a vehicle can roll over. Your vehicle could roll over because of one of these causes, or you could have a combination of causes.
Common causes are:
- Vehicle type
- Tire failures, including tread defects
- Poor stability control
- Suspension problems
- Brake issues
You might think that if you experience a vehicle rollover in an SUV, nothing can be done, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath represents people in SUVs that aren’t equipped with rollover bars. These bars reduce the chances of the roof being crushed during the rollover. That is essential for protecting the driver and passengers. Many people walk away from rollers because of these bars. If you or a loved one was serious injured, or even died, due to an SUV rollover, we may be able to help.
According to the NHTSA, 69 percent of those who die in vehicle rollovers aren’t wearing a seatbelt, so buckle up behind the wheel. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath can still fight for compensation for you, but you will be able to enjoy it whenever you get it if you can minimize your injuries. Keep your safety in mind any time you get behind the wheel, and then let Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath fight for what is rightfully yours.