Roll-Over Accidents in Illinois

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers

One of the greatest risks faced by passengers of SUVs, minivans and light trucks is the possibility of a roll-over accident. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration states that there are over 280,000 roll-over accidents each year in the United States, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths annually.1 Many additional thousands of severe injuries also result from these accidents, often requiring hospitalization and resulting in enormous medical bills. Interestingly, more than 85% of roll-over crashes involving fatalities are single vehicle accidents. 2

Why are some cars more at risk for a roll-over accident?

Most SUVs, minivans and light trucks have a high center of gravity. This high center of gravity directly contributes to the increased rate of roll-overs. This roll-over tendency necessitates the operator of these types of vehicles to not exceed recommend speed limits, as high rates of speed can also contribute to the roll-overs. Additionally, defective tires have been found to contribute to many roll-over accidents, as has the lack of electronic stability control systems in roll-over prone vehicles.

Injured in Chicago? We are here to help.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a roll-over accident, you may have a legal right to compensation for the injuries suffered. However, it is critically important that you explore all of your legal options with a Chicago personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The statute of limitations may have already begun to run, and you must pursue your legal rights before the statute expires.

The Pavich Law Group, P.C. has over 70 years of combined legal experience representing victims of other people’s negligence, including those injured in serious automobile accidents such as roll-overs. Our attorneys can guide you through your legal options and help you decide on a course of action.

Should a determination be made that you or your loved one requires legal representation, our attorneys are prepared to put our combined experience to work for you, to help ensure the best possible outcome in your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a roll-over accident, please contact a Chicago car accident attorney from Pavich Law Group, P.C. today for a free legal consultation.