Light trucks, vans, and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are very popular today especially as family vehicles, however these vehicles also have a history of rolling over and causing serious injury and even death to their occupants. In fact, each year hundreds of people in South Carolina and thousands more across the country are killed in rollover crashes.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) analyzed data collected from 1994 to 2004 and found that these popular vehicles have a propensity to roll. In fact, earlier research by the agency found that these types of vehicles are in 127 percent more rollover crashes than passenger cars.
Rollover Crash Statistics
Statistics published by the NHTSA show that in one year, there were 275,637 rollover accidents across the country. What’s more disheartening is that-
- 393,545 people were in those vehicles that flipped
- 8,565 of these rollovers involved only one vehicle
- 10,553 people died, and 826 of these people died in South Carolina
- 15,312 people were ejected from the vehicle
- More than 47,000 people were incapacitated as a result of these rollovers
- 184,408 people suffered injuries
If you or a loved one were injured in a rollover accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and medical bills. The rollover accident attorneys at Clore Law Group helps those who have suffered because of rollover crashes, vehicle defects, seat belt failures, weak vehicle roofs and pillars, and airbag defects and failures.
Common Rollover Accident Injuries
Rollover accidents are often blamed on the driver, however these accidents can occur because of the design of the vehicle, the construction of the vehicle, and even because of tire failure or tread separation. Passengers in the vehicle often sustain serious injury because of weak roof supports.
Some of the more common injuries caused by rollover accidents include-
- Skull fractures
- Head injuries
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Bone fractures and joint dislocations
- Wrongful death
As statistics show, many people are ejected from the vehicle during a rollover accident. This is often caused by weak roof supports, seat belt defects and failures, door latch failures, and faulty airbags.
When an SUV driver is surprised by a hazardous or dangerous situation, they may suddenly swerve to avoid an accident, and because of the design of the SUV, it may tip, flip, and roll during these types of maneuvers. Vehicle manufacturers are obliged to inform owners and drivers of these vehicles of possible dangers, and successful rollover accident litigation requires a thorough investigation into the design and manufacture of the vehicle.
Rollover Accident Lawyers of Clore Law Group
The rollover accident attorneys at Clore Law Group are deeply experienced in rollover cases, investigations, and litigation. If you or your loved one has been injured or a loved one has been killed in a rollover accident, our attorneys will fight for your rights and the compensation you may deserve. Call us now at 843-722-8070 to schedule a free case evaluation.