There are several things that may contribute to an SUV rollover crash. If you think your injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver or by a lack of sufficient safety features on your SUV, you should schedule a consultation with a Virginia injury law firm that has knowledge of handling car accident cases.
Common Causes of an SUV Rollover Crash
It is well known that in an SUV accident, more so than a car accident, the vehicle may roll over because of its high center of gravity and top heaviness. If the roof can't support the weight of the vehicle, everyone inside could face serious, if not fatal, injuries. Other causes of a rollover crash include:
- Vehicle design -- the narrow width between the right and left wheels and the height of the vehicle reduces stability;
- Passengers or heavy cargo also decrease stability;
- Speeding -- driving too fast for current conditions can lead to a rollover crash; and
- Swerving to avoid a distracted driver or road hazard -- if the driver overcorrects, the SUV may roll over.
Whether your rollover crash was caused by the vehicle design or the negligence of another, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. After seeking medical treatment, you should get in touch with a Virginia injury law firm.
An attorney can help you take the necessary steps to hold all negligent parties accountable. You may be entitled to compensation for current and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering and other incidental expenses.
Contact a Virginia Injury Law Firm for Claim Help
If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in an SUV accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. The injury and wrongful death lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas, LLP are available to help those who have been involved in a Northern Virginia accident and are seeking help with a personal injury claim. Call 1-540-636-7100 to speak with an experienced attorney in your area today.