Miami Accident Lawyer shares “What you need to know about Jeeps and accident prevention”
If you’re thinking about buying a Jeep or you already own one, it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with these vehicles. While they’re great for off-road adventures, Jeeps have been involved in a number of accidents, some of which have been fatal. Here’s what you need to know about Jeep accidents.
One of the most common types of Jeep accidents is a rear-end collision. This is often because rear passengers are ejected from the vehicle during a crash. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two-thirds of all Jeep fatalities are the result of rear-end collisions.
T-bone accidents are another danger associated with Jeeps. These typically happen when a Jeep is hit by another vehicle while making a turn. These types of accidents are often deadly because there are no seat belts in the back of a Jeep. Too many passengers on board, especially in the rear compartment, can be considered the leading cause for injuries when a jeep is involved in an accident. It’s important to not overload the rear with passengers, regardless of how much fun it is to travel aboard a jeep. Avoid driving a jeep with too many passengers in the rear on streets, avenues, and highways. In the event of a collision, the results to passengers can be fatal.
Roll-over accidents are also a concern, especially on streets and sand dunes. Because of their high center of gravity, Jeeps are more likely to roll over than other types of vehicles. In fact, according to the NHTSA, roll-over accidents are responsible for nearly half of all Jeep fatalities.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being involved in a Jeep accident.
- First, make sure you always wear a seat belt, even in the back seat.
- Second, avoid over loading the rear with passengers.
- Thirdly, do not take to highways with unrestrained passengers on board.
- Fourthly, avoid operating a Jeep in adverse weather conditions that may hinder visibility or handling.
- Finally, do not operate a Jeep if you have consumed alcohol or are under the influence of drugs.
If you, a friend, or relative has been injured in an accident involving a jeep, in Miami, contact the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to personal injury clients.