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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Respected Tulsa Auto Accident Attorneys for Your SUV Accident Case

Work with a dedicated team of Oklahoma lawyers

While rollover accidents are relatively rare, they are one of the more severe types of auto accidents – accounting for about one-third of all fatalities on the road. With this in mind, drivers of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) need to be extra careful when out on the road. In some cases, however, negligence on the part of drivers results in an accident made worse by the lack of protection offered to vehicle occupants during a crash.

At Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford, our Oklahoma City lawyers have dealt with hundreds of auto accident cases involving SUVs and are here to help you with all of your legal needs.

A trusted Oklahoma City attorney for SUV rollovers

SUVs can cause a lot of damage to smaller vehicles during a two-car crash, but in reality, the most common type of SUV accident is a rollover caused by “tripping.” This occurs when one of the tires suddenly slows down after hitting an object or soft shoulder, with the vehicle’s momentum causing it to roll. Paired with most SUVs’ high center of gravity, these motor vehicle accidents can have devastating effects on the people inside of the automobile.

Accidents caused by defective SUV parts and design flaws

Designed to transport a large number of people or cargo, SUVs tend to have certain flaws that leave them unable to protect occupants in the event of a crash, including poor roof crush resistance and defective airbags, seat belts, door latches and fuel systems. As a result, a number of injuries are common in SUV crashes, including:

  • Brain injury
  • Back & spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Suffocation
  • Amputation

In the most severe cases, a roof crush can even cause death, especially if an individual is dragged by the vehicle or hit by oncoming traffic. If you or a loved one has been involved in an SUV accident, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and more. SUV accidents are the focus of our areas of practice.

Call an experienced Oklahoma City attorney today

The team at Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford can help you with your SUV accident case and give you the peace of mind you need during a difficult time. For a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options, contact one of our Tulsa attorneys today or online. You don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless you recover.