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We serve accident victims in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista, and all other towns and cities in San Diego County and beyond

Injured in an SUV rollover accident, you may deserve compensation!

Are SUVs safe? Or are manufacturers at fault for poor design?

Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are a popular alternative to traditional passenger cars based on their cargo space, ability to comfortably transport a large number of people, and general size. While some motorists believe that bigger is better when it comes to vehicles, particularly that a larger vehicle will provide a safer confine in the event of a traffic accident, there are design characteristics belonging to SUVs that make them even more dangerous than traditional passenger cars in some regards. Though motorists may in fact be safer while driving a larger vehicle in the event of an accident, such increased safety is in fact overshadowed by the increased probability of rollover and loss of control that may occur during such an accident.

SUV rollover accident

A high center of gravity in SUVs is a product liability accident waiting to happen.

Because of their high centers of gravity, SUVs have a higher propensity for rolling over in traffic accidents. As opposed to smaller passenger cars that are closer to the ground, SUVs cannot handle turns as well. Both of these characteristics greatly inhibit a motorist from being absolutely safe while operating an SUV. In inclement weather especially, when roads are slippery and traction is difficult to maintain, SUVs are particularly dangerous.

While such dangers have been brought to the attention of SUV manufacturers, those manufacturers can still be held liable for damages resulting from accidents caused by a design flaw in the SUV. Auto product liability is an issue that affects a large number of people every year, and those responsible for design flaws need to at the very least inform consumers of the dangers to ensure that proper safety measures can be taken to help prevent accident and injury.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, more than 41,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2007, with another 2.5 million people injured. While this data represents all traffic accidents, SUVs were undoubtedly involved in some of these accidents, and the cause of the accident may or may not have been due to an SUV’s design and handling ability. In the event that an individual is injured in an accident with an SUV, it is essential that an experienced San Diego SUV rollover accident attorney is immediately consulted to ensure that the individual’s rights as a motorist are protected.

Just what compensation from SUV rollover accident are you entitled to?

1. Property damage: This includes damages to your car and other personal property.

2. Past & Current Medical Bills: If you were seriously injured in an auto accident, or even if you only suffered minor injuries, you are entitled to full compensation.

3. Future Medical Bills: You may not be fully healed, or you may have injuries that have long-term effects that need ongoing medical treatment. We are well-versed on what those may be and what their potential value is. We’ll fight for these for you.
4. Current and Past Lost Wages: If you could not work because of your injuries, you are entitled to seek recovery for any and all lost wages.
5. Future Lost Wages: While ongoing lost wages are easy to calculate, future lost wages are not. Will you be able to work next month or next year? It’s not always easy to predict. We know how to get you the maximum amount you are entitled to.
6. Pain and Suffering: This is not easy to put a value on, but here again you are entitled to compensation for any pain and suffering you have to endure as a result of your car accident whether it be physical or mental. We will seek to recover money for all the pain and suffering you have already endured, and that which you may have to endure in the future.
7. Loss of enjoyment: If you are no longer able to do the activities you once enjoyed because of your injuries, you deserve compensation.

How long will your SUV rollover accident case take?

Getting to trial may take 1-2 years or more. See the timeline here.

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If negligence is to blame, hold them responsible.

The San Diego personal injury attorneys here at the Elia Law Firm are relentless in the pursuit of the maximum compensation for SUV rollover injuries when manufacturer negligence and poor design is to blame.
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If you have been injured in an SUV rollover accident in San Diego, don’t hesitate to contact one of our personal injury lawyers for a free evaluation of your case. We will examine the circumstances of your SUV accident, will civilly prosecute the negligent party to hold them accountable, and seek compensatory damages on your behalf that can help assist with the costs associated with your accident such as medical bills, physical therapy fees, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Don't Delay

Time is critical. The sooner we go to work, the sooner you can pay for the medical attention you need.

Suffering with injuries sustained through no fault of your own?

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Frequently asked questions on SUV rollover accident cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego SUV rollover accident case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the San Diego who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a San Diego personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

  • Property damage
  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Past, current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Putting a monetary value to each of those is what SUV rollover accident attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all San Diego personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle. 

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


Numbers have been rounded up to fit in allowable space. For actual numbers see our Case Results.

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