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investigating Vehicle Stability Defects: SUV, ATV, Trucks, & Passenger Van Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents on the roadways are extremely dangerous, and account for some of the most deadly of all motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Due to the high center of gravity of some bigger vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks, there may exist a greater likelihood of a rollover and roof crush accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are approximately 11,000 fatal rollover accidents each year, many of them single-vehicle crashes, underscoring the inherent safety risks SUVs may present to motorists.

Rollover accidents are traumatic events and can leave crash victims with serious and life-threatening injuries. Following an SUV rollover accident, contact an Ohio SUV rollover lawyer to Accident Investigators and determine the root cause of the crash.

If a defective SUV or auto component played a role in the accident a product liability and personal injury claim may be filed, and victims can expect to recover compensation for sustained injuries and medical expenses incurred.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Auto Accident Attorney and Ohio SUV Rollover Lawyer investigating SUV rollover risks and representing plaintiffs nationwide.

Common Types of SUV Rollover Accidents

  • Turn Accident—vehicles may overturn when the rate of speed and sharpness of a turn is too much for the base weight of a vehicle. Tires may lose their grip and SUVs can flip or roll over.
  • Inclines and ramps—SUVs may be marketed to consumers as being versatile off-road vehicles, but their design may prove unsafe on ramps and inclines.
  • Skids and quick braking—SUVs have been known to lose their stability and spin out following fast braking maneuvers, resulting in dangerous rollovers.
  • Driver Negligence—Rollovers may simply be the result of unsafe vehicle operation and excessive speeding.
  • Poor road conditions—unsafe roads, poor signage, uneven pavement, and neglected maintenance can all become “tripping mechanisms” that directly lead to rollover accidents.
  • Bad weather—poor weather conditions with ice and rain can cause an SUV to lose control and roll over.

Auto Defects Lead to SUV Rollovers

  • Defective Tire Treads—defective tires can fail without notice during SUV operation, causing a vehicle to flip or rollover. Poorly maintained or Underinflated Tires are also a concern.
  • Faulty vehicle design—an SUV with a high center of gravity may be improperly road-tested by automakers and present a consumer safety risk. When drivers make a typical sharp turn, the SUV may roll over.
  • Suspension Defects—a suspension system determines the stability of a vehicle. If the suspension fails, a rollover is likely.
  • Seat Belt Malfunction—Rollover accidents can be fatal for passengers when seatbelts in a vehicle do not function as they should, and passengers are ejected from a vehicle.

Contact an SUV Rollover Lawyer

The government requires SUVs and other vehicles to meet certain standards regarding vehicle design, suspension, and tire functionality. If any component of an SUV or car is responsible for a rollover accident and subsequent injury, an automaker may be held accountable. Common Injuries sustained following SUV rollover accidents include:

  • Brain Injury
  • Rollover Crush Injury
  • Catastrophic Whiplash
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Neck & Spinal Injury
  • Wrongful Death


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Why are these cases important?

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.


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Questions about Vehicle Stability & Rollover Accidents

Did an Auto Defect Cause A Rollover Accident?

Auto defects have been known to cause rollover accidents due to various stability issues and tire defects. 

Auto defects may not cause every rollover accident, but they can play an integral part in causing injury in the event of an accident. 

Why Hire the Lyon Firm?

An Auto Defect Lawyer can assist in reviewing your accident and injury case, and hold large corporations accountable for the negligent actions in releasing unsafe vehicles to the public.

Auto companies must be held liable in order to keep the roads safe in America. So not only can The Lyon Firm seek compensation for injured plaintiffs, but we can file lawsuits to punish car makers for failing to properly test their automobiles. 

When car makers fail to produce reliable cars and fail to provide basic road safety features, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and product liability attorneys can hold them responsible and help mitigate injuries and future damages.