For the past 20 years, there have been numerous recalls on SUVs due to problems with the vehicles’ rollover propensity. In October 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new safety rating system with more rigorous vehicle safety standards. However, accidents will continue to happen due to human error, manufacturing defects, poor road conditions, and other unforeseeable circumstances.
A unique feature of a SUV accident is the increased likelihood of the vehicle—over other automobile accidents— to “roll over” on its side or roof. The roofs and structural supports of SUVs are generally not designed to withstand the pressure of the rollover, and victims may become trapped within the vehicle. An SUV’s incredibly high center of gravity makes the vehicle top heavy and prone to rollovers if presented with unstable road conditions; the narrow wheel track may also contributes to an SUV’s rollover tendency.
SUV Accident Injuries
Although safety standards are being raised, many SUV manufacturers have been accused of sacrificing the safety of their vehicles in order to meet the public’s high demand. Because of this negligence, people have sustained serious personal injury and been killed. The most commonly reported injuries resulting from SUV rollover accidents include:
- Head/Brain Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Neck Injuries
When SUV manufacturers have not adequately checked the safety of their vehicles and serious accident injuries occur, victims need dedicated, experienced SUV rollover accident lawyers to fight for justice.
Contact Our New Mexico SUV Rollover Accident Attorneys
At The Waggoner Legal Group, we understand how stressful an SUV accident can be and want to help. We have over 75 years of combined experience fighting for compensation for personal injury victims, and your SUV rollover case is important to us. Our SUV rollover accident lawyers are prepared to fight for you in negotiations or trial, and our goal is to obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your accident injuries.
Call (505) 750-2992 (local) or (888) 652-8639 (toll free) today to fight for compensation for your SUV accident injuries!