A rollover accident can occur when a driver loses control of his or her vehicle and it starts to slide, at which point it hits a curb or some other object that causes the vehicle to tip and roll over.
Injuries from this type of accident can be especially severe if anyone in the car is not wearing their seatbelt. Rollover accidents are most common in SUVs, pickup trucks or other large and bulky vehicles. Small passenger cars are less likely to roll in an accident.
Vehicles most susceptible
CheatSheet recently published a list of the vehicles that are most likely to roll in an accident. The top ten SUVs and pickup trucks most likely to roll over include:
- Nissan NV3500
- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4WD
- Toyota 4Runner
- Ram 2500
- Ford F250
- Jeep Renegade
- GMC Yukon
- Chevrolet Tahoe RWD
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Colorado
Vehicle rollovers occur in only one percent of accidents across the US. However, that small percentage of accidents accounts for as much as 33 percent of all driver or passenger fatalities. While auto companies are aware of this issue and are taking strides to help lower the risk of fatalities, that number is still far too high. More must be done to improve the safety of our vehicles.
East Bay, we’ve got your back
The highly skilled team at Clancy & Diaz have been helping injured people throughout California’s East Bay area for more than a decade who were involved in rollover or other auto accidents. We know how devastating an accident can be, and we know exactly how to help you get your life back on track. Once you are working with our legal team, we can fight to get you the care and compensation you rightly deserve.
If you have been injured in an auto rollover accident, contact us today. A California car accident attorney is standing by to help you. We will listen to your story and answer any concerns you may have. We offer potential clients a free case evaluation.