During assessing a crash that had just happened, the crews onsite got a call about another crash that had just occurred. This crash occurred at around 1 a.m. on a Monday on Highway 151 access road. In this crash, the female driver of the vehicle was driving on Loop 410 when she suddenly could no longer control her car, and it, unfortunately, rolled over. Because her vehicle rolled over, it trapped her inside, and she was unable to escape on her own. When the firefighters arrived and the scene, they managed to cut the woman out of the vehicle. Her injuries sustained in this single-vehicle accident were severe enough to be considered life-threatening. She was immediately brought to University Hospital for medical treatment.
It is frightening and dangerous when a vehicle rolls over, and the driver and passengers involved may sustain devastating injuries. Unfortunately, rollovers are more likely to happen when SUVs and trucks are involved in the accident. Understanding the kinds of automobiles that are most likely to roll over in a crash and how to reduce your chances of getting into a rollover accident can help you make better choices while driving.
According to vehicle safety tests, the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Tahoe are among the most likely vehicles to roll over. Even so, it is essential to note that any automobile can roll over regardless of make and model under the correct conditions. Those who have sustained injuries in rollover accidents may be entitled to compensation. Rollover crashes can be minimized by taking certain steps.
Adding too much weight to an SUV or any other vehicle could also create imbalances that have the potential to cause a rollover accident. Therefore, placing the heaviest cargo as low to the floor as possible and near the vehicle’s center is advisable. That way, it assists in balancing the vehicle.
Rollover accidents are more likely to occur in SUVs and trucks, so drivers of these vehicles should always pay attention to the speed they are going since speeding can cause a rollover to occur more frequently and with more severe consequences. Lastly, it is crucial to take extra care when you travel on rural roads, as three-quarters of all fatal rollovers occur on highways that are not divided by barriers.
Whether you suffered injuries or a loved one wrongfully died due to an SUV rollover in San Antonio or the surrounding area, contact our SUV rollover attorneys as soon as possible. As attorneys, we know the complexity of the legal process can be overwhelming during times of distress, such as if you have been injured or have lost someone close to you. For that reason, we are here to make the legal process easier for you and support you in any way we can. We work diligently to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. Individuals and families suffering severe injuries and fatalities across Texas can count on us for representation. Our attorneys are available to take your call, day or night, at 800-862-1260.