We can’t stress enough how important it is for you to drive safely when weather conditions get bad. It’s especially true when driving a top-heavy vehicle like a minivan or SUV. There are already many things that can cause a rollover accident, including manufacturing defects or tire blowouts, and you don’t want to do anything that can increase the risk.
A terrible accident in El Paso County last week was a sad illustration of what can happen to an SUV in poor weather. A young woman was driving along I-25 when the SUV went out of control. It rolled multiple times and ejected both the woman and a young man who was also in the vehicle. The young lady lost her life and the man was seriously injured. Little was known at the time of the wreck, but police noted that it was raining.
As auto accident lawyers in Colorado Springs we want to make sure you’re driving your SUV safely. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Avoid any sudden steering changes
- Be aware of your visual limitations
- Give yourself a greater braking distance
- Never overload the vehicle, especially the top
- Stay up with your vehicle maintenance
Unfortunately, you could do all of these things and still find yourself involved in a serious rollover accident. That’s why the biggest safety tip will always be to buckle up. Being properly secured will keep you inside the vehicle in the event of a rollover and coupled with other reinforced safety features could very well save your life.
Do You Need Help From Colorado Springs Auto Accident Lawyers?
Not all rollover accidents are the fault of the driver. Sometimes the manufacturers are at fault. At Heuser & Heuser, we’ve recovered big settlements for rollover victims, and we’re ready to put our years of experience toward fighting for you.
So, if you’ve been hurt in a rollover accident, let our Colorado Springs auto accident attorneys go to work for you. All you have to do is contact us today and tell us your story.
Andy Koen, July 17, 2014.