Car Accidents Caused by Rollovers
Car accidents in Houston resulting in rollovers are very common.
They are usually a result of traveling too fast while turning and driving vehicles that are too top-heavy like pickup trucks, SUVs, recreational vehicles and vans.
The primary reacting forces associated with rollover car accidents are inertia, the force of the tires, and gravity.
In an extremely sharp turn, the slightest obstacle is enough to overturn the vehicle depending on its speed.
After a rollover car accident, legal action may be necessary for you to recover full compensation for your injuries and suffering. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Top-Heavy SUVs Are the Main Cause of Rollover Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 280,000 rollover car accidents occur each year. Additionally, 10,000 deaths a year are the result of rollover car accidents.
These statistics also apply to the state of Texas.
Rollover car accidents occur depending on the relationship between the road and the center of gravity of the vehicle. The higher up off the ground that the car is (top heavy) increases its risk for a rollover.
Many SUVs, such as the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler, have roll bars to help prevent injury during a rollover accident.
These bars were installed in various cars such as the Bronco and Wrangler because of the number of fatalities that occurred as a result of these types of vehicles rolling over. However, not all are so well-equipped.
Houston Attorney for Car Rollover Accident Victims
If you have been injured in car or truck accident involving a rollover, you should contact a qualified, Texas personal injury law specialist immediately to discuss your options.
Call Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., at 713-221-6800 to discuss your rollover accident case in a free initial consultation.