FAQs about SUVs and Rollover Accident Claims in Georgia


October 18, 2016

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, Answer FAQs about SUVs and Rollovers

Today, many cars are equipped with various safety features to reduce the likelihood of injury and death to passengers in the event of an accident. However, there are some vehicles, especially SUVs, that are still dangerous even though they are touted as being more safe than other cars. Why? Because some SUVs are prone to rollover accidents, meaning that they are more susceptible than other vehicles to tipping over and landing either on their side or roof. With this in mind, our Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have put together a list of most frequently asked questions regarding SUVs and rollover accidents.

1. Do SUVs have higher rollover rates than other vehicles?

Yes, generally they do as a result of being built with a higher center of gravity and weighing more than other passenger vehicles, such as sedans. For instance, according to Frontline.com, in 2000, SUVs had the highest rollover rate of any other type of vehicle involved in a fatal accident. However, the good news is that, due to advances in technology, the rollover rate for newer SUVs have dropped by more than 75% since 2000.

2. What can cause a rollover accident?

There are several factors that contribute to a rollover accident, such as, among others:

• being hit from the side by another vehicle
• driving while distracted or impaired
• driving while fatigued
• hitting, or "tripping" a curb, median or guardrail
• driving at excessive speeds
• abrupt maneuvering
• underinflated tires

3. How can I prevent a rollover accident?

While there is no way to completely prevent a rollover accident, there are measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of being involved in one. These include, without limitation, monitoring your speed and avoiding abrupt maneuvers, such as taking a sharp turn at high speeds.

4. Can manufacturers be held liable?

Generally they can if it can be proven that an aspect of the design and/or manufacture of the vehicle led to the rollover accident.

5. Do I need an attorney?

While Georgia law does not require individuals to hire an attorney, it is important to consult with one to learn about your rights and options if you have been involved in an accident. Specifically, rollover cases can be difficult to prove, which requires the assistance of a qualified Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer. Call Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, now to learn more about your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 32 Years of Legal Experience to Work For You!

The experienced law firm of Montlick and Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries from rollover accidents throughout Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-two years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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