Many drivers believe trucks and SUVs provide better protection in an accident because of their size. This is one reason for their increased popularity in recent years. However, as statistics from The National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate, SUVs especially are more likely to roll over in the event of an accident.
The NHTSA states that rollover accidents account for:
- 22% of passenger car fatalities
- 44% of pickup fatalities
- 61% of SUV fatalities
Trucks and SUVs are more likely to roll over than smaller vehicles because they have a higher center of gravity. When turning sharply, the high center of gravity makes SUVs top-heavy, which causes them to tip sideways and roll over.
A rollover accident is a terrifying, traumatic experience that no one should have to deal with on their own. If you have been in a rollover accident, please contact the qualified auto accident attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman by calling (800) 361-0430 to get the compensation you deserve.
Know Your Rights
One of the first steps in dealing with a rollover accident should be to consult with an accident lawyer. At Kalfus & Nachman, our accident lawyers offer a no-cost consultation to outline your rights and determine the strength of your case. Rollover accident can take the form of personal injury claims or defective product claims.
Personal Injury Claims
If you have experienced injury or suffering as a result of an auto accident, you may have a legal right to compensation. The other driver's insurance company will frequently attempt to get out of their obligation to pay your medical bills and other damages. They may try to trick you into making statements or signing documents that damage your case, or just deny your claim and hope you give up. At Kalfus & Nachman, our personal injury lawyers will begin as soon as possible to fight for fair compensation.
Defective Product Claims
Many rollovers are one-vehicle accidents, in which there is no other driver whose insurance can relieve your financial burden. However, because SUVs and pickups are more prone to roll over in accidents than other cars, we may be able to help you win damages from the manufacturer for producing an unsafe vehicle.
The law firm of Kalfus & Nachman serves Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. If you have been in a rollover accident, please contact us online or by phone at (800) 361-0430 to show the insurance companies you mean business.