What is a Rollover Accident?
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 13, 2013 in Auto Accidents
Rollover accidents are one of the most deadly types of automotive accidents in the United States. Due to their higher center of gravity, SUV’s and pickup trucks are generally the most susceptible to this type of accident, which can often lead to serious, life threatening injuries to all parties involved.
In fact, according to a recent United States Census Report, more than 230,000 vehicles were involved in rollover accidents throughout 2009 and of those collisions, over 8,000 were fatal accidents - making rollovers one of the most deadly types of automotive accidents to occur on our roads.
Specifically here in Florida, in 2010 approximately 11% of fatal car accident s were due to overturned vehicles, while nearly another 4% caused serious personal injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover accident, it is important to seek legal counsel that may assist the victim pursue further compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the accident.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form to the right.
What Causes a Rollover Accident?
Although the highest incidences of rollover accidents occur in SUVs and pickup trucks, there are many causes for these types of accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) notes that rollover accidents are mainly caused when a driver loses control of the vehicle, most commonly because the vehicle became unstable after colliding with a:
- Tree stump
- Or uneven, soft ground
Rollover accidents may also be caused by aggressive driving such as driving at high speeds or turning too tightly. Multiple-vehicle crashes might also cause rollover accidents if a car is struck on the side causing it to tip and consequently rollover.
Although vehicle manufacturers strive to make automobiles safer, defective or malfunctioning parts may be another cause of a rollover accident. Tire failure and mechanical malfunctions are common causes of vehicle rollovers. A manufacturer may be held liable for any damages should it be found that the crash was caused by a malfunctioning or defective part.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in a rollover accident, consider seeking out legal counsel to help you determine if you qualify for legal compensation. For a free case evaluation, fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” box to your right.
What Type of Injuries Are Caused By a Rollover Accident?
The severity of a rollover accident may be dependent on if an occupant was restrained or unrestrained by a seatbelt. Although rollover accidents may be fatal, other injuries might include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken Bones
- Seat Belt and Airbag deployment injuries
Medical attention should be sought if you or anyone you know has been involved in a rollover accident. Immediate medical assistance can help your injuries from worsening as well as provide valuable information should you seek legal counsel after the accident.
How Can I Contact a Rollover Accident Lawyer?
If you or anyone you know has been involved in a rollover accident, it’s important to find comprehensive legal counsel to help you determine if you qualify for injury compensation. Here at Gordon & Partners, we can help.
With over 180 years of combined legal experience, our team of personal injury attorneys can help to guide you safely through the personal injury litigation process and ensure that your best interests are protected at all times.
Our head office is located in Palm Beach, FL and we proudly provide serve injury victims in:
- Palm Beach
- West Palm Beach
- Lake Park
- Century Village
- Riviera Beach
- Delray Beach
…. And most other town and cities in the tri-county area.
At our firm, we can help you determine if legal compensation may be available for you or your loved ones that have been involved in a rollover accident.
To find out how we can help you, contact us today at 1 (855) 722-2552 for a free confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer.
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