SUV rollover accidents are extremely dangerous and could be the result of a defective product. If you have been involved in an accident and are considering pursuing a Pennsylvania defective product claim, contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney for a consultation and assistance. Keep in mind, however, that not every case warrants the need for filing a claim. An attorney can help advise you on what kind of action would be appropriate for your specific case.
Causes of an SUV Rollover Accident
Statistics show that SUVs are much more likely to roll over in a serious accident than a car because of the vehicle's high center of gravity.
Rollover accidents have been linked to the decreased stability in SUVs while navigating a sharp turn. This is from the relationship between the vehicle's center of gravity and the track width, the distance between the left and right wheels. Narrowing tracks increase the odds that in the event of a sharp or sudden turn, the vehicle will lean sideways.
Many rollover accidents are fatal because of the extreme pressure and impact suffered during the rollover. If the vehicle's roof is not strong enough to withstand the weight of the SUV, it will crush, posing a serious threat to all passengers inside. Injuries that could result include spinal cord trauma, organ damage, traumatic brain injury and broken bones.
Taking Legal Action: Pennsylvania Defective Product Claim
If your accident was caused by a defective roof or another SUV defect, you should meet with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney to review your case and evidence. It is important to know ahead of time that this type of claim is more complex because you are not only filing a claim for your injuries, but you are also taking action to hold a manufacturer accountable for allowing you and your family access to a defective product.
If the rollover was caused by poor design of the vehicle or a defect in the vehicle, it is not the fault of the driver because recovering control after the rolling begins is nearly impossible. When the vehicle begins to roll, it progresses to a very serious and dangerous situation almost immediately and no amount of driver skill can correct it.
Filing for a claim will allow you to pursue compensation for both your personal bodily injury as well as property damage, but it is important to keep in mind that no attorney can guarantee you compensation. He or she can, however, give you advice, answer any questions that you have and help guide you through the complex legal process and increase your chances of obtaining compensation.
Help After Pennsylvania Defective Product Accident
If you have been severely injured in Pennsylvania defective product accident, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no-obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.