Your Kansas SUV rollover accident attorney fights for your Kansas rights
When roof-crush occurs in an SUV rollover accident in Kansas, persons inside the car can be killed or seriously injured. Such a roof-crush often leads to major head or neck injuries, as well as back fractures which can lead to paralysis. In Kansas and elsewhere, these SUV rollover accidents can occur when an SUV makes a sudden movement to the side -- a movement which normally would not cause a smaller car to overturn. But due to the SUV's high center of gravity, it often rolls over onto its roof, which then crumples, causing fatalities and horrendous injuries to those inside the SUV.
An SUV, or sport utility vehicle, may be among the most risky autos on this nation's highways and roads. Yet the SUV has been extremely commercial in recent years, with more than a fourth vehicles sold being an SUV. But with this popularity has come a dark side: SUVs often roll over, and when they do, they often crush passengers when they turn over and their roof collapses. A skilled Kansas SUV rollover accident attorney knows how to hold responsible the manufacturer whose design flaws directly led to such tragedies.
SUV rollover accidents have been Kansas's and this country's fastest growing cause of traffic deaths in recent years. Largely because of manufacturer design errors, SUVs are highly likely to roll over, and if they land upside down, their roofs tend to crumble, crushing passengers. These roof crush disasters occur because an SUV is not equipped with structural side supports. An SUV design also leads to the SUV rollover accident in the first place. Though SUVs are sold with safety features expected, they are often in fact among the most dangerous vehicles on this nation's streets and freeways.
Many people in Kansas have bought an SUV because they thought it would be safer than other cars on the road. However, the SUV is inherently dangerous to drive, largely due to a high center of gravity which leads to deadly SUV rollover accidents. Often such crashes occur with only a single SUV involved. In fact, almost half of SUV driver deaths in a recent year were in single-vehicle rollover crashes. In other cars, only 20 per cent of deaths came from single-vehicle rollovers.
DISCLAIMER: Jim S. Adler & Associates is not licensed in Kansas. Nevertheless, the Texas law firm does work with outside counsel and local counsel to litigate claims for Kansas as appropriate.