10/10/2014 // 1-800-Car-Wreck (Press Release) // Amy Witherite // (press release)
Thousands of people are injured and killed every year in rollover accidents. Rollover accidents are among the most violent types of motor vehicle crashes that can occur. Statistics show that approximately 33 percent of passenger vehicle fatalities involve rollovers. A number of factors can cause rollovers including the vehicle type a person is driving and their driving speed.
Source: NHTSA SaferCar.gov “Causes”
“Rollovers, more so than other types of crashes, reflect the interaction of the driver, road, vehicle, and environmental factors.
Fatal rollover crashes are speed-related more often than fatal non-rollover crashes. Some 40% of fatal rollover crashes involved excessive speeding . Additionally, nearly ¾ of fatal rollovers took place where the posted speed limit was 55 miles per hour or higher.”
To read further visit http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Rollover/Causes.
SUVs and other vehicles that carry a rollover risk react differently to environmental factors and require a different response time for stopping in emergency situations. In addition to recognizing these factors, the Dallas based car wreck injury lawyers of the Eberstein & Witherite law firm say there are several things drivers can do to help reduce their risks of being involved in this type of accident. This includes avoiding panic responses when in emergency driving situations.
Source: NHTSA “Avoid Panic-like Steering”
“Many rollovers occur when drivers overcorrect their steering as a panic reaction to an emergency—or even to a wheel going off the pavement’s edge. At highway speeds, overcorrecting or excessive steering can cause the driver to lose control, which can force the vehicle to slide sideways and roll over.”
To read further visit http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Rollover/Avoid+Panic-like+Steering.
By taking steps such as avoiding overreactions to emergencies, driving at reasonable speeds, and not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drivers can help reduce their risks significantly of being injured or killed in a rollover accident.
In cases where one is involved in a rollover crash caused by the actions of someone else, they may be eligible to recover damages they’ve incurred from those responsible. By contacting the rollover accident injury attorneys of Eberstein & Witherite, individuals can obtain a free case evaluation to assess their legal options today.
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