Car accidents involve all types of vehicles. Depending on what you are driving, and what the other parties are driving, the injuries suffered will range from minor to severe. The rate of speed and type of accident also impact the severity of your injuries. One of the most dangerous modes of transport to be driving when in an accident is a motorcycle, but when thinking of four wheeled transportation, don’t let the weight of an SUV fool you into thinking you are safer than in a sedan.
Some of the dangers of driving an SUV include:
- Rollover: a rollover was estimated to happen about 70,000 just a decade ago, accountable for nearly 2,000 deaths.
- Many of the rollovers were not due to defective tires, which is the most commonly thought of cause of an SUV rollover.
- Nearly 25% of the vehicles on the road are SUV’s, and as this number increases so will the number of rollover accidents.
Drivers of SUV’s are cautioned to take care when driving an SUV. Slowing down around curves and when on rural roads will decrease the chances you will be in an SUV related accident. If you do find yourself in a precarious spot, avoid over-correcting in order to avoid a possible accident. If you are in an accident with an SUV, be sure to investigate the driver’s actions so you can pinpoint the cause of the wreck. We can help you undertake this task, and develop a strategy that best fits the facts of your case.
If you have been in an SUV related accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.