Vehicular rollovers account for about 33% of all traffic-related deaths each year. Some vehicles have a higher tendency to rollover than others. No matter what car you are driving, it is important to exercise caution when operating a vehicle to prevent a rollover. Unfortunately, others’ actions can cause severe accidents despite your own safe choices, in which case you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.
If you or someone you know was injured in an automobile rollover, contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Tips for Avoiding a Rollover
Many rollovers are the result of reckless driving, so being a more careful driver will prevent you from rolling over in many cases. Some tips for safer, rollover-free driving are:
- Gradually reduce your speed instead of slamming on the brakes.
- Avoid overcorrecting your steering as a panic reaction to drifting outside of your lane.
- Reduce your speed on bumpy roads or roads without guardrails.
- Maintain your tires at the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.
- Load your vehicle evenly to avoid altering your vehicle’s center of gravity.
It is also important to note that nearly 75% of all rollovers occur on rural roads, likely because these roads tend to lack guardrails and adequate lighting. While you should exercise caution any time you drive, exercise extra caution when driving on rural roads to avoid any injuries to you or your passengers.
While following these tips may help you avoid a rollover, some vehicles may be prone to rollovers because of a design or manufacturing defect. In these cases, your automaker may be liable for any injuries incurred in a rollover accident.
Rollovers can cause serious injury. If you or your loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, the car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you. Call 800-242-2874 for more information.