Rollover accidents are not as common as head-on or rear-end collisions, but the resulting injuries can be much more devastating with a higher likelihood of death. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a vehicle rollover, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer.
At Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, our Stamford vehicle rollover accident attorneys have extensive experience guiding injured individuals through the difficult process of a personal injury lawsuit. A vehicle is in danger of rolling over if it has a narrow wheel base and a higher profile. This means that sport utility vehicles (SUV) are more likely to rollover than lower profile sports cars.
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R. David Pittle, senior vice president of technical policy at Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports noted that additional passengers can make a low-profile car more stable. Conversely, additional people in an SUV can actually make the vehicle more unstable. This is due to the fact that the additional weight is added closer to the top of the vehicle than the base. Contact a lawyer at either of our office locations to discuss your specific situation in more detail. We offer a free consultation to all of our personal injury clients.
Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes vehicle rollover statistics.
- They have recently noted that 61 percent of SUV occupant fatalities occur in rollover crashes.
- In 2003, at least 300 people were killed or seriously injured as a result of defective tires and tire blowouts.
- In 2003, almost 4,500 people suffered fatal injuries in SUV accidents.
- Ejection accounts for 63 percent of SUV rollover fatalities.
If a loved one has suffered significant or fatal injuries as a result of a vehicle rollover accident, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation. Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, offers free consultations in all personal injury cases. For additional information about our experience and approach to client representation in Connecticut vehicle rollover cases, contact us at either of our Fairfield County locations.
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