SUV Rollover Testing
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), SUVs are far more likely than other vehicles to roll over, with traditional sedans and coups being considered the safest of all vehicles tested. The NHTSA included a number of different tests in their overall evaluation of vehicles, which determined their likelihood of rolling over in an accident – which can greatly increase the likelihood of serious injury or even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an SUV, van, or light truck rollover accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. To learn more about what the SUV rollover attorneys of the Willis Law Firm may be able to do for you, please contact us today by calling 800-883-9858.
The study found that the higher center of gravity natural in SUVs and other taller vehicles makes them more likely to tip in an accident. The study involved a number of tests, including:
- Mathematical computations which measure the center of gravity in the vehicles, which serves as a good indication of the stability of the vehicle.
- A practical test in which the automobile in question was rapidly turned in one direction and then the other, causing it to shake. This was meant to simulate the dynamic conditions present in an automobile accident.
The studies found that SUVs are far more likely than cars to roll over in an accident. Perhaps most tragically, the NHTSA determined that roughly 75% of the fatalities associated with rollover accidents occur because the victims were not wearing seat belts.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a rollover accident, the SUV rollover attorneys of the Willis Law Firm may be able to secure the financial compensation you need. Please contact us today by calling 800-883-9858 for more information.