SUVs can be the most dangerous of all vehicles on the road and are likely to roll over in a car accident. Due to their weight and high center of gravity, SUVs are more likely to roll over. SUV rollover accidents are particularly dangerous because the roof can become crushed, severely injuring the driver and passengers. Rollover accidents can also cause fatal injuries.
If you or someone you love has become injured in an SUV rollover accident in Los Angeles, it’s crucial that you discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Saeedian Law Group have a proven track record of successfully representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. Contact Saeedian Law Group today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about your legal rights.
SUV Rollover Accident Cases We Handle in Los Angeles
Auto manufacturing companies know that SUVs are more likely to roll over than other vehicles. Unfortunately, many types of SUVs have been known to cause injuries in rollover accidents. If the manufacturer of your SUV manufactured a defective product, you could be eligible for compensation. Saeedian Law Group represents clients who have been injured in accidents in the following types of cars and SUVs:
- Jeep Renegade
- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
- Passenger vans
- Nissan NV3500
- Cadillac Escalade
- Toyota 4 Runner
- GMC Yukon
- Chevy Suburban
- Dodge Nitro
- Honda Element
- Ford Explorer
- Ford Expedition
New SUV models come to market every year. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving any of the SUVs or cars listed above or another model of SUV, it’s crucial that you reach out to a car accident attorney as soon as possible. We represent clients who’ve been injured in all of the following types of SUV rollover accidents:
- Rollover ejections
- Airbag defects
- Door latch failure
- Seat belt defects
- Roof pillar failure
- Tire defects leading to a tire blowout and rollover
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- ATV rollovers
- Roof crush accidents
- 15-passenger van rollovers
Factors Contributing to SUV Rollover Accidents
Compared to other passenger vehicles, SUVs typically have a heavier weight load, narrower track width, and higher center of gravity. These factors make SUVs more likely to roll over in accidents. Rollover accidents are more likely when a driver makes a turn or correction and pulls the steering wheel sharply in one direction or another.
The tendency for SUVs to roll over puts everyone on the road at risk of catastrophic injury and death. After investigation, some SUV models have been found to have structural design defects that may have contributed to them rolling over and the danger of these types of accidents to passengers and other motorists.
Poor Roof Design
Many SUVs lack the structural strength to prevent the roof from collapsing when the vehicle rolls over. Poor roof designs that aren’t structurally sound can lead to the roof collapsing on the passengers and drivers. Surviving a roof collapse is rare, and those who survive generally suffer life-altering injuries such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and more.
Some Ford Explorer models equipped with Firestone Tires experienced tread separation problems. As the tire tread separates and the tire blows out, the driver can lose control of the SUV, increasing the risk of a rollover accident.
Defective Door Latches
It’s important that the doors of the SUV do not open in the middle of a rollover accident. When the SUV has defective door latches, the doors may open while the SUV is rolling over, putting the driver and passengers at risk of being ejected from the vehicle. Drivers who are ejected during a serious accident or more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or die.
Lack of Safety Glass
SUVs do not have laminated safety glass, which can make passenger ejection during a rollover accident more likely. When auto manufacturers refuse to place safety glass in SUVs, knowing SUVs are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents, victims may be able to hold them accountable for their injuries.
Who Is Liable in Los Angeles Accidents?
If you’ve been involved in a rollover accident, the most important thing you should do is receive medical treatment for your injuries. Keep all of your medical records and follow your doctor’s orders by attending all appointments and taking your prescribed medication. Doing so can help you with your legal compensation claim. After you receive medical attention, it’s crucial that you discuss your case with an attorney. Your attorney can investigate your case to determine which party or parties can be held liable for your injuries.
Many SUV rollover accidents are caused by a defective or poorly manufactured vehicle. Your attorney can help you determine whether you can hold an auto manufacturer, mechanic, or tire manufacturer liable for a vehicle rollover in California. For example, if driver error was at play, you may be able to pursue compensation or an insurance claim from the driver who caused the accident. However, if a defective part causes your vehicle to swerve, flip sideways, and turn over, it’s worth pursuing a product liability case against the manufacturer.
Auto manufacturers typically have expensive legal teams. They know how to defend themselves against product liability claims. When you work with Saeedian Law Group, you can level the playing field for yourself. Our attorneys know how to hold auto manufacturers and other liable defendants responsible for their negligence. You only have a limited time to file a lawsuit, so the sooner you speak to an attorney, the better.
Discuss Your Los Angeles Case with a Skilled SUV Rollover Accident Attorney
The attorneys at Saeedian Law Group are not afraid to take on major vehicle manufacturers. If you’ve been injured in an SUV rollover accident due to a product defect in your SUV, we are prepared to pursue the compensation you deserve from the manufacturer. Similarly, if you were injured by a negligent driver in an SUV rollover accident, we are prepared to advocate for your rights. Contact Saeedian Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about how we can protect your legal rights.