What Vehicles are Most Likely to Rollover in a Crash?
Vehicle rollovers are scary and serious accidents that often cause devastating injuries to the driver and passengers involved in the crash. Some vehicles are more likely than others to rollover in an accident, with SUVs and trucks topping the list. Knowing what vehicles are most likely to rollover in a crash and how to minimize your chances of being in a rollover accident can help you be better informed about your choices while on the road. If you or someone you know has been involved in a rollover crash in the Nashville area, call or contact Mitch Grissim & Associates today to schedule a free consultation of your claims.
Vehicles Most Likely To Rollover
Vehicle safety tests check for a number of items, including the likelihood of the vehicle to rollover in an accident. According to these tests, the vehicles most likely to rollover in an accident include the following:
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Jeep Renegade
- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
- Toyota 4Runner
- GMC Yukon
- Hyundai Accent
- Dodge Nitro
- Honda Element
- Nissan Nv3500
However, it is important to note that almost any vehicle can rollover in an accident if the conditions are right, and victims of rollover accidents are entitled to compensation for their injuries. Thankfully, there are steps that people can take to minimize their chances of a rollover crash.
How to Minimize Your Chances of a Rollover
According to Consumer Reports, there are some steps that drivers and vehicle purchasers can make to decrease their chances of being involved in a rollover accident. First, consider buying a newer vehicle. In recent years, vehicles have been built with better quality and safety systems. Improvements in electronic stability control and side curtain airbags both minimize the chances of a rollover and provide more protection if it occurs. Second, always wear a seatbelt when driving or as a passenger. This prevents a person from being tossed around or out of a vehicle in a rollover crash.
Be sure to check the tire pressure and quality of tread, especially if the vehicle is one that is more prone to rollover accidents. In addition, any replacement tires should be similar to the originals to prevent imbalances. An SUV or other vehicle should also not be overloaded, as this can also create imbalances that make a vehicle more likely to rollover in an accident. The heaviest cargo should be placed low on the floor and as close to the center of the vehicle as possible.
Drivers in SUVs and trucks more likely to rollover in an accident should always watch their speed, as speeding increases the chances and severity of a rollover crash. Finally, be particularly aware when traveling on rural roads, as around three-quarters of all fatal rollover accidents occur on undivided highways without barriers in rural areas.
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If you would like to talk to a Nashville personal injury attorney about injuries sustained in a rollover crash, call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville to schedule a free case consultation.