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SUV Rollover Accidents

With one out of every four vehicles on the road being a Sport Utility Vehicle, SUVs are perhaps the most popular make of vehicle on the road today. However, because of their particular design, in some driving situations they are prone to rollover accidents.

The reason why SUVs have issues with rollovers is mainly because they are built with a higher center of gravity than normal vehicles, meaning they are more susceptible to rollover accidents. This design becomes even more of a rollover hazard when the SUV is loaded with passengers or heavy cargo.

Another cause for SUV rollovers is that they are built without roll bar protection. Remember, SUVs were originally designed for off-road use, but when they began to be marketed as family vehicles, auto manufacturers removed the roll bar protection from the roof. Without this roll bar, a rollover accident becomes more dangerous. In fact, it is the weak roof structure of many SUV models that causes the serious injuries sustained during a rollover accident.

When a SUV accident occurs it is treated like a personal injury claim. In other words, in order to get compensation for your injuries you must be able to show negligence on the part of the other driver.

However, when the SUV rollover accident was caused by a product defect, then the case is governed by strict liability, meaning that the manufacturer is responsible for the damages their product caused regardless of whether they were at fault or not. In such product liability cases, you do not need to show negligence – only that the vehicle was in fact defective.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a SUV rollover accident caused either by another driver’s negligence of a product defect, you have the legal right to be compensated for your injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, it is advised that you seek the advice of an experienced Florida motor vehicle accident attorney.

Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping Florida SUV rollover accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your SUV rollover accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.

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