Category Archives: FAQ

How can I tell if my vehicle has been recalled?

The most accurate way to figure out whether your vehicle was built with any defective parts that have become subject to recall, you can simply enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the U.S. Department of Transportation's dedicated website.  While this system will indicate any incomplete safety recalls for your vehicle over the last 15 years,…
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Can I pursue my claim on my own?

Though there is nothing to prevent you from representing yourself as you pursue compensation for your pain and suffering after a rollover accident caused by a defective vehicle, it is possible you will be at a considerable disadvantage.  Since the party you are pursuing your claim against will likely have very capable legal representation, you will…
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What evidence should I collect to make my claim?

Every piece of evidence that you will be able to produce that corroborates your claim will be likely to play a critical role in your case. With that in mind, you should collect any and all records associated with your accident, including: a copy of the police report, copies of any testimony transcripts that are…
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What compensation may I recover with my claim?

Though every case will be unique, there are a few damages that accident victims commonly pursue as part of their personal injury claims.  As such, accident victims and their families often seek to recover compensation for the costs associated with their medical and rehabilitative care, loss of income, property damages, and the emotional damages sustained…
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Are certain makes and models of SUVs prone to rollover accidents?

Since the makes and models of SUVs that have the most document incidents of rollover accidents are also some of the most popular makes and models on the market, it is difficult to say with any degree of certainty that some SUVs are more prone to roll over. With that in mind, the vehicles with…
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How does weather contribute to rollovers?

Inclement weather—particularly snow, rain, and heavy wind—typically exacerbates many of the factors that contribute to SUV rollovers. Drivers may be more prone to losing control of their vehicle, which is a leading cause of rollover accidents. When this happens, the high center of gravity inherent in SUV vehicles may cause the vehicle to roll and…
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Why are SUVs prone to rollovers?

Since SUVs generally have a higher center of gravity, when these vehicles are forced to make sharp turns at moderate to high speeds, they are more prone to rolling over. However, there are a number of other factors that contribute to the SUV's propensity to be involved in rollover accidents. For instance, the size and weight…
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What can a rollover accident lawyer do to help me?

While the more pressing physical and emotional damages of a rollover accident can be almost too much to bear, the financial damages associated with your accident will eventually need to be addressed. Recovering these damages, however, can be a long, arduous process on your own. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, though,…
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What is Electronic Stability Control and how can it prevent rollover accidents?

By automatically braking individual wheels, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems are intended to help drivers maintain control of the vehicle, though it does not increase the available traction. With this increased control, drivers are more likely to keep their vehicle on the road should they need to perform extreme maneuvers.  The vehicle is thereby more…
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