There are many things that can lead to a van rollover crash including:
- High center of gravity
- Unbalanced cargo load
- Failure to maintain the van
- Driver inexperience
- Old tires
- Tires that aren’t the right size
- Tires that haven’t been properly inflated
- Tires that are worn
While any of these things can increase the risk of crashing, tires are probably the main cause of most van rollover crashes in Florida. This is because tires need to grip the road in order to stay connected to the roadway. Unfortunately, many vans in operation on our streets have badly worn tires, tires that have minimal tread depth, or tires that are bald.
When it rains and there is water on the road, tires that don’t have enough tread cannot channel water out from the tire and will skim the water’s surface. This causes hydroplaning, and a driver will lose control of the vehicle during this time.
Because worn tires—especially bald tires—are worrisome, no driver should ever drive on tires that have less than 2/32-inch tread depth. In fact, drivers are encouraged to replace tires closer to 5/32-inch tread depth to ensure optimal performance.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a van accident in South Florida due to someone else’s negligence, you need to find out if you have rights to compensation. Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with an experienced South Florida injury lawyer today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] in a free consultation.