The 2012 Subaru Outback has been advertised as a great adventure vehicle, for those who are looking for space, size, and the ability to handle rougher roads. However, though the Outback has features that appeal to many people, it is important to remember that SUVs each have certain additional risks. Perhaps most importantly, they tend to have a higher risk for rolling over in an accident. In the case of the Subaru Outback, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rated the 2012 Subaru Outback as having a 17.4% risk for rolling over in a crash.
If you have suffered injury in a rollover accident while driving a Subaru Outback, you might be able to seek financial compensation for related damages as the rollover may be due to a flaw in the vehicle’s design. Contact the experienced SUV rollover lawyers of the Willis Law Firm by calling 800-883-9858 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Dangers Associated with a Rollover Accident
Any auto accident has the potential to result in severe, even fatal injuries. Motor vehicles are designed to protect a vehicle’s occupants in the event of a crash, but these safety measures are principally intended to deal with an impact to the front, rear, or sides of a car. The recognition of a need for attention directed toward the vulnerability of the top of a vehicle is fairly recent and lags behind. The following are some dangers associated with a rollover accident:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cranial fractures
- Crush injuries
- Severe lacerations
The expense incurred by medical treatment for these injuries is likely to be substantial, and when added to the physical pain and psychological trauma of a rollover accident can prove to be overwhelming. A successful legal action can help to alleviate some of these concerns.
Do not delay seeking legal counsel if your Subaru Outback rollover may have been due to a problem with the vehicle. Contact the committed and capable SUV rollover lawyers of the Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858 today.