SUV Rollovers: Manufacturers Who Skimp on Safety Can Cost You Your Life
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Mon Aug 2012
- Auto Accident,
Over 10,000 traffic deaths (as well as an innumerable amount of serious injuries) are caused by vehicle accidents that involve SUV, van, and light tuck rollovers on a yearly basis in the United States. Both drivers and passengers alike should be aware, however, that a substantial number of rollover accidents, injuries, and deaths are due in large part to the vehicle manufacturer’s poor design. Additionally, as any New Jersey SUV rollover attorney can tell you, the lack of appropriate safety and other protective features in most SUVs can also play a role in the severity of the injuries incurred, and it has been demonstrated that such features are often left off in an effort to lower costs at the time of the manufacturing and design process.
To be sure, SUVs are far more likely to roll over in an accident than sedans or coups. As a matter of fact, statistics show that SUVs are about 75% more likely to be a part of a rollover accident than traditional vehicles. Even further, studies have shown that SUVs that are considered to be the safest are still more likely to roll over if involved in an accident than the least safe sedan.
Hire an Attorney if You’ve Been Injured in an SUV Rollover
A well-versed New Jersey SUV rollover attorney knows that these types of cases (along with all cases that involved auto defects) fall under a category of law that is referred to as “product liability.” It is very important that you have the advice of an attorney who appreciates the intricacies that can be involved in this area of law. That said, having a New Jersey SUV rollover attorney by your side might prove to be invaluable to your case. Please call Dan T. Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 to receive a free consultation today and learn more about your rights as an accident victim.