How Dangerous Are Rollover Crashes?
Rollover crashes are considered one of the most dangerous types of crashes due to the high risk of fatality that involves the violent impact of the vehicle flipping over onto its side or top. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rollover crashes account for approximately 30 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths. While this number may be troubling, knowing the causes of rollover crashes and the measures you can take to prevent them can keep you safer on the road.
The Causes of Rollover Crashes
While driving while impaired and distracted driving can put you at risk of any type of car accident, specifically rollover accidents are more likely to occur for the following reasons:
- Reckless driving behaviors - Risky maneuvers, such as speeding and making sharp turns, can cause you to lose control of your vehicle and flip over.
- Vehicle defects - Tire tread separation, tire failure, or vehicle defects can cause a vehicle to be more prone to a rollover crash.
- Multi-vehicle accidents - While most rollover accidents are single-vehicle, impact with an oncoming vehicle with severe force can cause a car to roll over.
While any type of car can be involved in a rollover crash, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), larger trucks, and commercial vehicles are at the highest risk of rollover crashes.
How to Avoid a Rollover Crash
The top ways to avoid any type of motor vehicle accident are to drive defensively, refrain from distracted driving behaviors, and never drink and drive. In addition to driving defensively, here are some other tips:
- Keep up with car maintenance and yearly inspections
- Check your tires for proper tread and separation regularly
- Do not overload your vehicle with too much weight
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Being involved in a devastating car crash can result in sustaining a catastrophic injury and can be an overwhelming experience in more ways than one. Not only do car crash victims face a long and painful healing process, but they may also face mounting medical bills for treatments and therapies. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another driver, we are here to protect your rights and hold the other driver responsible.
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