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The Dangers of SUV Rollovers

Any type of car accident is capable of causing serious and life-threatening injuries, however, statistics have shown that the risk of injury in a car accident seems to increase as the height and size of the vehicle increases. The fact that SUVs are taller and often sit on a narrower frame, as compared to their counterparts, makes them more susceptible to tipping and rolling over during a car accident. As a driver attempts to swerve, or even slam on the brakes, they could find their vehicle start to lean to one side or another. When this happens, it is a very real possibility that the vehicle will rollover. Those involved in SUV rollovers often sustain severe injuries ranging from passengers being ejected, to broken bones, to spinal cord injuries, to head injuries and other very serious, life-threatening injuries.

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection has reported that SUVs have rolled over in about 37 percent of fatal car accidents in Michigan, whereas other passenger vehicles have a rollover rate of 15 percent. In 2006 SUVs had the highest occupant fatality rate in all reported rollover accidents. While these statistics may not hold true for every single SUV, and manufacturers are continuing to make changes geared to make SUVs safer, SUV rollovers remain a common occurrence.

Anyone who has been injured in an SUV rollover accident, whether it is a single vehicle car accident or a multi-vehicle accident, would benefit from having a skilled Detroit car accident attorney on their side to protect their rights. For more than 20 years, my firm and I have successfully represented the victims of car accidents in Detroit and throughout the surrounding communities. I am dedicated to providing my clients with high-quality, personalized service and, as my success record shows, I am committed to helping them obtain the compensation they rightfully deserve.

If you want an aggressive, yet compassionate car accident attorney who will help you pursue the compensation you deserve, do not hesitate to contact me at Abrahams Law today.