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15 Passenger Van Rollover

Riverside & San Bernardino 15 Passenger Van Rollover Attorneys

Rollover accidents are a serious danger and they can be very devastating. All vehicles can have a rollover accident, however a 15-passenger van has a very high risk of experiencing one of these accidents. The problem is so serious and severe that many insurance companies will not even cover them under their policies.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that between the years of 1990 and 2002, out of 1,576 accidents involving a 15-passenger van about 1,111 people died from these fatal accidents. Out of the 1,576 accidents, about 657 accidents involved only the single van, and 349 of them were roll over accidents.

15-passenger vans that are heavily loaded are at a higher risk of having a rollover accident. Research done by NHTSA has shown that when the van is carrying 10 or more people, the rate of rollover is three times as much as that of a van that is carrying 5 or less people.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a 15-passenger van accident, then it is highly recommended that you contact an experienced attorney who can review your case and inform you of your legal rights. If you or someone you love has received injuries, and even death, than you may be entitled to receive financial compensation because of the damages that you have had to suffer.

Vehicles that have a high center of gravity pose an extreme risk to having a rollover accident. This is why a 15-passenger van is at such a high risk. The high center of gravity can cause the van to be unstable when turning or making sharp maneuvers. Another risk involves the seating being constructed behind the rear axle. Because of this weight behind the rear axle, when the van is fully loaded the center of gravity moves to the rear, which according to NHTSA also makes the van unstable and at a high risk for a roll over. Overall, a 15-passenger van that is fully loaded will have less resistance to rolling over and will be more difficult for the driver to handle in an emergency situation.

Many facilities have found that a 15-passenger van is useful. A few examples of who may use them include churches, day care facilities, YMCA's, and even airport shuttles. Federal law does prohibit however, the use of 15-passenger vans to transport primary and secondary school students. Many colleges do use these vans, however to transport their sports teams.

If you have been injured in a rollover accident in Riverside & San Bernardino involving a 15-passenger van, then you need to contact your attorney immediately. Find a well experienced attorney who will thoroughly investigate the accident to determine the cause and find any and all sources that are to be held liable. A good attorney will make sure and represent your case in a way that you will be able to receive all the compensation that you are entitled to.

This is a devastating experience to go through, but with the help of your attorney you do not have to go through it alone.

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