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.
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
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.