Seattle SUV Rollover Lawyers

Get Legal Help After a Sports Utility Vehicle Collision

When sports utility vehicles (SUVs) gained prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s, they were touted as comfortable, luxurious and safe vehicles. Although SUV sales dropped off during the economic crisis, the numbers have surged back up over recent years. The sturdy structure of the SUV can provide extra rider protection in the case of an accident; however, the same design factors which supposedly prevent accident injuries can also contribute to disastrous accidents with terrible results.

If you or a loved one has been left with catastrophic injuries after a SUV accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our Seattle vehicle rollover attorneys fight hard to protect the rights and the futures of all of our clients. By utilizing the legal knowledge we have gained from years and years of practice, we can help you navigate the claims process with ease and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. To learn more about what our firm can do for you in a free consultation, call (888) 228-3860.

SUV with front-end damageEven though SUVs have an increased tendency to roll over in crashes, they remain popular throughout the U.S.

What are the Dangers of SUVs?

The key structural features which distinguish SUVs from other, more traditional motor vehicles and make them more susceptible to devastating accidents include the following:

  • Higher Center of Gravity - SUVs are typically taller than regular automobiles. This characteristic equates to a higher center of gravity and consequently a greater risk of rollover accidents. Rollovers are among the most severe types of collisions due to the potential for roof crush, which can cause severe head and spinal cord injuries and even death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), SUVs can have a 10 percent or higher chance of rollovers. Most SUV rollovers occur when the driver strikes a low object like a curve, or when the driver executes an emergency maneuver to avoid a road hazard.
  • Increased Weight - SUVs can weigh up to four tons, much greater than the average automobile weight in the U.S. Due to their great mass, SUVs can cause much more damage in a crash, not just to themselves, but also to other smaller automobiles.
  • False Sense of Security - According to a report by the Opinion Research Corporation, 39 percent of Americans felt they were much less vulnerable when riding an SUV. This false sense of security can encourage negligent or reckless behavior in SUV drivers, leading to a higher risk of an accident.

Working with You Towards Recovery in Washington

Despite the dangers of SUVs, manufacturers are still releasing many of these potentially deadly vehicles to the public every year. If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of a SUV accident, you should get in touch with the experienced Washington car accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. By establishing a strong claims case, we may be able to hold the negligent driver and/or the automaker liable for the losses you have sustained in the incident. Contact us today to get started on the path to recovery.

Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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