Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 03, 2010 in Auto Accidents
SUV's were the most popular model of vehicle sold in the United States for many years, and that's largely because consumers believed that they were getting the best of both worlds - the safety and protection of a large truck with the comforts of a sedan. Unfortunately as years passed and more and more SUV's hit the roads, serious problems with SUV rollover crashes began to arise to the point where SUV rollover accident lawyers were helping innumerable clients enforce their legal rights. Tragically, this issue struck once again earlier this week when one woman was killed and seven others were seriously injured in an Arizona SUV rollover accident.
According to police, the accident occurred on Tuesday morning just after 5 a.m. on Interstate 10 between Queen Creek Road and Wild Horse Pass outside of Phoenix. Investigators believe that the driver, 33-year-old Norma Chavarria, succumbed to fatigue while driving from Mexico to the family home in Los Angeles and lost control of the vehicle. As she attempted to correct herself, the SUV rolled over. Ms. Chavarria was killed instantly in the crash, and her husband, the couple's four children and two other people suffered serious injuries.
SUV rollover crashes occur with alarming frequency in Arizona, and this accident is noteworthy not only because the vehicle rolled over when the driver attempted to bring it back onto the road, but because investigators concluded that the driver was killed when the roof of the SUV could not support the weight of the vehicle. These issues - the tendency to roll over and for the roofs of SUV's to collapse in these sorts of crashes - have always been the biggest problems associated with SUV rollover crashes that have led to serious injuries and fatalities.
While the family that endured this experience will undoubtedly suffer greatly in the coming weeks and months both in regards to their physical and their emotional harm, they could have legal rights and options that need to be examined. SUV rollover cases have been litigated all over the United States in recent years because of the problems that arose in this accident. If you or someone you love has been harmed in an SUV rollover accident, you need to seek the help of Phoenix car accident lawyers who have successfully fought for the rights of those harmed in these situations many times. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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