If you’ve commuted for any period of time on one of South Florida’s highways, you’ve most likely witnessed more rollover accidents than you would have liked to. Since over half of all rollover accidents result in fatality, it’s important to educate yourself as to what causes them, and more importantly, how to prevent one.
Sometimes rollover accidents occur due to negligence by the driver. However, many rollover accidents involve SUVs, minivans, and pick-up trucks. These vehicle manufacturers may refuse to follow product guidelines recommended to prevent rollovers. In that case, the manufacturer can be held liable for compensating the victims for any injury or costs involved in a rollover accident.
How to Prevent a Rollover Accident
- Research before you buy. Before you buy your next vehicle, make sure you check the NHTSA’s rollover rating system to make sure you aren’t buying a car that’s prone to rollover.
- Research after you buy. Manufacturers are notorious for not recalling vehicles until there have been copious fatalities. Keep checking for updates on safety features that can be installed.
- Slow down. Try not to make sudden turns or quickly change directions.
- Get off the phone. No texting and driving. If you are driven to distraction, you will likely drive yourself into a rollover accident or worse, fatality.
- Check your tires. Sometimes rollovers occur because there are tire defects or the tires are not properly balanced.
- Drive dry. 25% of all rollovers involve DUIs.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Broward County rollover accident you need to talk to a skilled rollover accident attorney who can assist you in filing a successful claim.
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