What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Rollover Accidents

Americans’ obsession with large vehicles capable of going anywhere and taking over the wilds has lead to an alarming number of rollover accidents and injuries each year. Even as vehicles have gotten safer and more dependable, these accidents have continued to persist.

The greatest contributing factor to the chances of a rollover accident is the vehicle’s center of gravity. This center is determined by analyzing the total height of the vehicle with the width of its wheels. A vehicle that is tall and narrow has a much higher center of gravity and is much more likely to roll over than a vehicle that is low to the ground and wide. Because of this simple fact of physics, SUVs and other large, high vehicles are at an automatic disadvantage when it comes to staying right side up.

As if SUVs are not high enough off of the ground and likely enough to roll over, it is important to consider that vehicles that have all or four wheel drive are even more likely to roll over. Four wheel drive isn’t the problem that causes those vehicles to flip more frequently. The problem is that because four wheel drive vehicles are somewhat expected to go off road, they are raised up a bit so that the underside of the car isn’t damaged by the rocks and other objects that one finds when one goes off-roading. The height of the vehicle is the problem, not the number of wheels used in propelling the car.

Overall, gentlemen who are under thirty are most likely to be involved in a rollover accident. These accidents also typically involve excessive speed and a beer or two.

Contact a Jacksonville Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a rollover accident due to the design of a vehicle, contact the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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