Unlike smaller vehicles, the weight of most SUVs and vans is at a higher point, which makes it easier for the vehicle to flip over. The result of rollover accidents tend to be severe, causing injuries such as spinal damage, traumatic brain injuries, or even death.
If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a SUV or van accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Auto accidents are traumatic enough as it is; you should not have to endure medical costs, losing the ability to work, or even coping with the loss of a loved one on your own. An experienced auto accident legal team can help you navigate the difficult road to recovery while also defending your rights.
Manufacturer or Designer Liability
The top-heavy design of many SUVs and vans creates a higher potential for rollover accidents, even if another vehicle was not involved in the crash. Sudden, sharp turns to avoid collisions or dangerous road conditions could easily result in the SUV or van rolling over and causing severe injuries or deaths within the vehicle. If you believe your accident was caused by a design defect, do not hesitate to seek an experienced lawyer to learn more about your legal options.
One of the most common causes of vehicle accidents is driver negligence. Often times the other driver may be distracted by talking or texting on their cell phone, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or simply driving while fatigued. Identifying whether or not the other driver involved in your SUV crash was negligent can be the first step toward recovering any losses or damages. A skilled attorney will be able to help you prove that you or your loved one deserves compensation.
A common cause of single-vehicle accidents, especially involving top-heavy SUVs and vans, is hazardous roadways. Poor road designs or lack of maintenance could easily create dangerous conditions, such as pot holes, lack of warning signs, and poor visibility. Even if no other driver was involved in your accident, it does not mean that you are at-fault. Local government or property owners are responsible for maintaining safe roadways. Hazardous roads can have terrible consequences for any and all drivers, so it is vital that the liable party be held accountable.
Take Legal Action
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a SUV or van accident, the knowledgeable team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help you win the financial compensation you deserve for your losses. Whether you or a loved one has suffered injury or permanent loss, we will work tirelessly to pursue your claim and help you recover.