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Rollover Accident Attorney Overview

Lawyer Representation in Car Accident Injury Cases

Any motor vehicle accident is dangerous, and whether it is a single-vehicle or multiple-vehicle collision, any drivers or passengers involved are likely to suffer injuries. However, accidents in which a vehicle turns over onto its side or roof are especially hazardous, and they can result in severe injuries to a vehicle's occupants.

If you have been injured in a rollover accident, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. A skilled lawyer can investigate the crash and your injuries to determine who is liable, helping you recover the compensation you deserve for the damages you have suffered.

Causes of Rollover Accidents

SUVs and trucks are more likely to experience rollover accidents, due to their larger size and higher center of gravity. However, any vehicles can experience rollovers for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Driver error - Drivers may lose control of their vehicle when driving at high speeds, and sudden turns or overcorrections can cause a car or truck to turn over on its side. Drunk driving is a common factor in rollover accidents, and driving while distracted or fatigued can also lead a driver to make decisions which lead to these types of crashes.
  • Defective or improper auto parts - Flaws in a vehicle's design or defective parts such as tires or brakes may cause a rollover accident even when a driver does not make a mistake. Driving on bald or flat tires or using the wrong size tires for a vehicle may also lead to rollover accidents.
  • Dangerous road conditions - Many rollover accidents occur when a vehicle leaves the road and rolls down an incline or into a ditch, or when a car or truck strikes an object such as a curb or guardrail. Improperly maintained or dangerous roads may not provide the correct protection against this type of hazard. Rollover accidents can also occur when drivers fail to properly account for slippery roads caused by weather conditions such as rain, snow, or ice.

Rollover Accident Injuries

While seat belts, air bags, and other safety systems can provide protection in a crash, they are often not sufficient to prevent injuries in a rollover accident. The violent motion that occurs during these crashes can cause serious damage to a person, such as broken bones and head injuries, and people may become crushed under a roof or other parts of a vehicle. Drivers or passengers who are thrown from a vehicle or crushed between a vehicle and the road or ground can experience the loss of limbs, neck and back injuries leading to paralysis, and death.

Rollover accidents are some of the most serious crashes that can occur, and if you have experienced this type of accident, you need skilled legal representation to ensure that you are able to receive the compensation that will help you address your damages. An experienced lawyer can help you identify liable parties and recover damages including the cost of medical bills and ongoing care, lost income due to missed work, and pain and suffering.

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