New York SUV Rollover Accident Lawyers
Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Rollover Accident Victims Recover Compensation
All serious car accidents are terrifying, but if your SUV rolls over in the process, it’s difficult to overstate exactly how terrifying – and dangerous – that is. Nevertheless, SUV rollover accidents happen. In fact, there are several contributive causes that are commonly associated with these often deadly accidents. If you’ve been injured in an SUV rollover accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, consult with an experienced New York SUV rollover accident attorney today.
Rollover Accidents: The Statistics
the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) share sobering statistics related to rollover accidents:
- About a third of all yearly traffic fatalities involve a rollover (more than 10,000 total rollover fatalities each year).
- Drivers who safely adhere to the rules of the road decrease their odds of being involved in a dangerous rollover.
- Vehicles with higher centers of gravity – like SUVs – are more prone to rolling over in car accidents.
- Rollover accidents are frequently deadly accidents, and if you drive an SUV, it’s important to recognize that you are more likely to roll.
SUV Drivers Beware
If you drive an SUV, you are at greater risk of rolling your vehicle in a serious traffic accident. According to the NHTSA, many rollovers originate from driver error, including overcompensating in emergency driving situations. While it’s difficult to know exactly how you’ll react to an emergency behind the wheel, staying abreast of safety Dos & Don’ts can help:
Observe the posted speed limit, and adjust downward if the conditions of the road call for it. Excessive speeding plays a greater role in deadly rollovers – on roads with speed limits of 55 mph or higher – than in any other kind of fatal traffic accident.
Don’t Drive Impaired
Impaired driving is always dangerous driving, but this doesn’t go far enough in describing the detrimental role impaired driving plays in dangerous rollover accidents. Even a small amount of alcohol can leave you at a disadvantage if you suddenly have to safely maneuver through a driving emergency. And the fact is that half of all rollover fatalities involve impaired drivers.
Maintain Your Tires in Good Condition
Your SUV’s tires are what connects your vehicle safely to the roadway, and they are your first line of defense when it comes to staying safe out there. Worn, improperly inflated, and/or damaged tires leave you at a distinct safety disadvantage. Your ability to safely control your SUV correlates directly with the condition of your tires. When your SUV’s tires aren’t well maintained, you are more susceptible to dangerous rollover accidents.
Finally, most rollovers happen on rural highways and byways. Take this into consideration when you plan your travel route.
If Another Motorist Leaves You Injured in an SUV Rollover Accident, Contact an Experienced New York SUV Rollover Accident Attorney Today
The dedicated SUV rollover attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in New York have the experience and the compassion to help you through the difficult aftermath of a terrifying SUV rollover accident. Our firm has been in business for eight decades, and our skilled legal team is here to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. For a free initial consultation, please contact or call us at 212-285-3300 today.