Determining your Risk for Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents can happen with any vehicle given the correct set of circumstances, but experts agree that certain types of vehicles are more prone to rollovers than others. Sedans are typically low with a wide wheelbase with a center of gravity (COG) close to the ground, so it is much harder for them to rollover. Sport utility vehicles, on the other hand, typically have a narrow wheelbase compared to its height, so the COG is also high, making it easy to tip over even when there is no triggering incident i.e. jumping a curb.

To illustrate, think of a sedan as a plate and an SUV as a tall, narrow juice glass. A glass can fall over if the wind is strong enough while a plate will stay put; this is because the COG of the glass is high. However, not all high vehicles are prone to rollovers. It all depends on the design.

So how will you determine if your vehicle carries a high risk of rollover accidents?

You can do the research for your particular vehicle model. Some insurance companies will price insurance on cars that have a high risk of rolling over higher than on those that don’t.

Injuries associated with rollover accidents are generally serious, and can have a significant effect on a person’s life, not to mention finances. If your injuries were caused by a design defect of a vehicle, you may be eligible to sue the vehicle or part manufacturer, perhaps even the distributor and seller for compensation. Consult with an experienced rollover accident lawyer in your area for more information.

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