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Friday, April 30, 2010

SUV's Prone to Rollover?

A sports utility vehicle rollover accident occurs when the SUV turns over on its side or roof. This usually happens if the vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed and turns sharply. Vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as an SUV, are more prone to this occurring. Rollover accidents are of great concern to the driving public due to the huge popularity of these types of vehicles.

Rollover accidents are responsible for 33% of fatalities caused by motor vehicle crashes. Over 10,000 people lose their lives each year in rollover accidents. Many of these fatalities are caused by vehicle roofs that collapse in the rollover. Occupants injured in these roof collapses suffer major injuries to the spinal cord, often resulting in paralysis and death.

If you are involved in a rollover accident, you may need extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation and other expensive medical care. You may have incurred lost income at the present time, and your future earning potential may be at risk. In some cases, the vehicle manufacturer may be held responsible for your losses if a defect in the vehicle contributed to the accident in any way.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an SUV rollover accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a confidential consultation at no cost to you.

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