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If you or someone in your family was seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident involving an SUV, panel truck, van, or similar vehicle, contact an experienced vehicle rollover claims attorney at E&L, LLP. Do not hesitate to call 213-213-0000 to schedule your free consultation with our firm.
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Some popular vehicle models—particularly sport utility vehicles—are more likely to roll over or flip in certain situations because they have a high center of gravity or “top-heavy” design. For example, studies have demonstrated that an accident involving a Ford Explorer SUV is 16 times more likely to result in a fatality than a similar accident involving an average family vehicle.
Consider the fact that of 9.1 million auto accidents in 2010, only 2.1% involved a rollover—yet accidents involving rollovers accounted for nearly 35% of total traffic fatalities for passenger vehicles. Rollovers are over 10 times more likely to result in a fatal crash. These disproportionate numbers are alarming and illustrate a need for better automobile safety standards and accountability on the part of car manufacturers.
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Rollover crashes are associated with a few common factors, primarily speed and tire quality. What usually leads to a rollover crash is when a vehicle attempts to make an emergency maneuver at speeds over 55 mph, overcompensating and striking a low obstacle that causes it to “trip” and rollover. Federal statistics report that 95% of rollover crashes involve a “trip obstacle,” but critics believe this number is far too high.
Accidents that are reported as caused by “trips” make no differentiation between tires defects and obstacles apart from the car–thus, critics believe that there may be a higher incidence of car design causing rollovers rather than driver error or road conditions. As a result, automakers are less likely to be held responsible.
How we approach defective auto & SUV rollover cases
We are prepared to investigate and develop claims concerning defects in automotive design. As car accident lawyers, we also are familiar with the evidentiary challenges of proving fault in collision cases, single-vehicle accidents, and even defective highway design claims.
Our law firm’s ability to work effectively with forensic experts from a wide range of technical disciplines can make a critical difference in the outcome of your claim for damages in any SUV crash or rollover case.
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We also work closely with our clients and their medical and rehabilitative treatment teams to ensure they receive all the help they need. We also work tirelessly to document the full range of our client’s physical, economic, and intangible damages. We make sure that every component of a claim for compensation is accurately identified and fully documented for presentation in settlement negotiations or at trial.
If you or someone in your family was seriously injured or killed in a traffic accident involving a rollover vehicle, we may be able to help you pursue deserved compensation from the automobile manufacturer.
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E&L, LLP, has cultivated attorneys who are prepared to represent plaintiffs in complex personal injury, product liability, and car accident cases. If you have questions about your rights and options following an automobile defect, our team is readily available to help.
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