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SUV Rollover Prevention Tips

Rollover Prevention Tips
Although rollovers are rare, they are the type of accident most likely to be fatal. Rollovers are also the most likely to occur in SUVs, followed by pick-up trucks and large passenger vans. Rollovers are often the result of defects, such as faulty tires, but there are some things you can do to avoid a rollover accident.

How rollovers happen
In order to avoid a rollover, it helps to understand what causes them.

The most common triggering event in rollover accidents is “tripping.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) nearly 85% of rollovers are single vehicle accidents, and 95% of single vehicle rollovers are caused by tripping. Tripping occurs when a tire hits something that suddenly slows it down, tripping the vehicle. Tripping mechanisms include:

  • Curb
  • Bump in the road
  • Pothole
  • Soft shoulder
  • Objects in the road
  • Tire failure

Once the vehicle is tripped, its high center of gravity causes it to pitch forward or sideways into a roll.

Electronic stability control
Electronic stability control(ESC) devices can help you to avoid a rollover by keeping the vehicle under control. It cannot stop a rollover in progress, but can help keep you from sliding off the road or into a tripping mechanism.

How you can prevent rollovers
Here are some things that you can do to reduce your risk of being involved in a rollover accident:

  • Check your tires for wear and proper air pressure on a regular basis
  • Drive slowly when the road is slick or icy
  • Slow down before curves, corners, and sharp turns
  • Avoid swerving and sudden maneuvers
  • Never overload your vehicle – it raises the center of gravity
  • Do not follow too closely

The experienced rollover accident attorneys participating in the SUV Rollover Lawyers Network are dedicated to helping people who have been injured and whose loved ones have been killed in SUV rollover accidents. These experienced rollover attorneys know what it takes to establish the liability of the manufacturer and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injury or loss.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an SUV rollover accident, please e-mail us to contact an experienced SUV rollover lawyer.

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