Car accidents are hazardous, especially when vehicles roll over or skid off of the road. While no auto accident is desirable, these rollover accidents are definitely ones to avoid if possible. One way to reduce your risk of a rollover accident is by driving a car that is not more likely to physically rollover during a collision. To avoid these accidents, it’s important to learn more about them and the more likely vehicles to roll over.
What is a Rollover Accident?
A rollover accident is an auto accident in which a car falls onto its side or rolls onto its roof due to the collision. The fatality rate is higher in this type of accident than in other car accidents because of the additional movement.
Which Cars Are More Likely to Roll Over?
If you’re choosing a new vehicle, you should know which cars are more likely to roll over during collisions. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are more likely to roll over because they are taller, meaning that there could be more instability when they turn. Pickup trucks are also more at risk for rollover accidents, especially when they are carrying heavy loads. Vans, including cargo vans and passenger vans, could also roll over more easily because of their boxy shape and propensity to carry heavy loads. Semi-trucks are also at risk due to their large, clunky size and frequency with which they travel at high speeds on highways.
What Should I Do if I’m in a Rollover Accident?
First and foremost, in an auto accident, you should always seek medical care for any injuries. After that, you may be wondering what kind of compensation you could be eligible for. If you’re not at fault, you may be able to win back damages from your accident, including medical costs, missed wages, and pain and suffering, in a legal suit. If you think your vehicle rollover resulted from a car manufacturer error, you may also have a legal case. Contact a personal injury attorney or an attorney specializing in negligence, as appropriate.
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