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SUV ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS
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Sport utility vehicles, commonly known as SUVs, are an excellent option for large families, recreationalists, or people who enjoy driving a bigger vehicle. They offer spacious interiors, a variety of amenities, and comfort while on the road. For all of their advantages, however, many SUVs have a dangerous propensity for rolling over when they are involved in certain types of collisions. Since an SUV’s center of gravity is higher from the ground than ordinary sedans, a blunt force to the side of the vehicle can cause it to roll. In many cases, the SUV will continue to roll until it loses momentum or strikes another object. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our experienced Coral Springs SUV rollover accident attorneys have litigated many motor vehicle collision cases. Enlist our car accident lawyers to pursue the compensation that you deserve.
Establishing Liability in an SUV Rollover Accident Case
There are several causes of action that an accident victim can potentially assert in an SUV rollover case. First, the plaintiff may assert a strict product liability claim against the company responsible for designing the SUV or one of its components. This claim requires the plaintiff to show that the SUV or the component was designed in an unreasonably dangerous manner. The plaintiff must prove that the product is more dangerous than the average consumer would expect the product to be when using the product in a manner that is reasonably foreseeable. Alternatively, the plaintiff may show that the dangerous aspects of the product’s design outweigh any potential benefits that the particular design may afford.
The plaintiff may also assert a negligence theory against the manufacturer and any other companies that may have been involved in the SUV’s design, manufacture, marketing, and sale. Under this theory of recovery, the plaintiff must show that these companies failed to use due care when designing and manufacturing the vehicle, or when providing warnings and instructions regarding the safe way to use the SUV.
The plaintiff will also need to show that the product’s defect or the defendant’s negligence was the direct cause of the harm that he or she suffered and provide evidence supporting the amount of compensation that he or she is seeking in the lawsuit. Common categories of damages include past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, therapy and prescription costs, property damage, and pain and suffering.