How To Prevent Rollover Accidents
A rollover accident is one of the most catastrophic types of accidents on the road. Rollover accidents happen in approximately only 3 percent of all serious crashes. However, they account for more than 30 percent of accident victims in a passenger motor vehicle. While most modern automobiles are designed to reduce the likelihood of rollovers occurring during an accident, poorly designed and maintained roads and other factors make rollovers still a possibility in any vehicle, especially in top heavy cars like sports utility vehicles (SUVs).
The severity and consequences of rollover accidents makes it imperative for motorists to take every step to prevent these often deadly accidents from happening. Since the majority of rollover accidents involve a single-car crash, it is generally within the control of the motorist to prevent these types of accidents.
Tips To Prevent Rollover Accidents
Below are some tips that may help prevent the likelihood of a rollover accident:
- Make sure your vehicle is updated to meet safety regulations. New technology and software updates are introduced every year to make vehicles safer and prevent rollover accidents. However, these updates are only helpful if the consumers ensure that their older vehicles are current with the changing safety standards.
- Check your tires. Tire maintenance is also important in preventing rollover accidents. Improper or worn out tires can result in your inability control your car during an accident, which can easily result in a rollover.
- Do not overload your car. When your car’s vehicle increases, its stability decreases. This is especially more dangerous in SUVs and pickup trucks, since they are at a higher risk of rolling over.
- Do not speed or drive recklessly. The potential for a rollover accident increases with speeding or erratic driving. The faster that you drive, the less control you will have and the more likely it will be that your car will topple over.
- Avoid all distractions. In the event of an accident, you will need to have full control of your car in order to avoid rolling over. Full control of your vehicle may not be possible if you are not paying attention to the road and to your driving.
- Avoid panicking or overcompensating when steering. It is human nature for people to overcorrect when they panic over a close call – especially while behind the wheel of a bigger vehicle. This type of steering can cause you to lose control of your car and get seriously injured in a rollover accident.
If you follow these important tips, you are less likely to get into a rollover accident. However, some rollover accidents will nevertheless occur regardless of how much safety we practice. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident caused by the negligence of another party, you deserve compensation.
Consult with a Los Angeles Rollover Accident Attorney
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles rollover accident attorney, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.