Unrated SUVs and Rollover Risk
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates thousands of SUV models soon after their release for consumer purchase. The NHTSA rates these models for both overall safety features and more specific safety risks, such as the risk for rollover accidents. When purchasing an SUV, a consumer should be aware that SUV models generally have a higher risk for rollover accidents than smaller models, even those made by the same designer and manufacturer. However, if a vehicle you have purchased is not yet rated for its safety features, and you are injured in a rollover accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, especially if the rollover was caused by car defects.
Vehicle manufacturers have an obligation to ensure that their vehicles are safe for consumer use, and if a vehicle has an inherent flaw that injures you in a rollover accident, you could be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer. Contact an experienced SUV rollover attorney of the Willis Law Firm today by calling 800-883-9858.
What a Rating Can Tell You
When a vehicle is being tested for its overall safety, the NHTSA examines all aspects of the vehicle to arrive at a comprehensive safety rating. A safety rating can tell you:
- The percentage (%) chance of rollover risk
- The dependability and safety of certain car safety features (ex: airbag deployment)
- Side-crash and frontal-crash safety risks
If you come across a vehicle that has not been rated, it will mean that you don’t know what the risks for rollover accidents might be, and you could be putting yourself at risk for serious injury.
If you have been injured in an SUV rollover accident and believe it was due to a vehicle’s inherent lack of safety, contact an experienced SUV rollover lawyer of the Willis Law Firm today by calling 800-883-9858.