Rollover Car Accidents Attorneys
Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Offices serving all of Florida
Most vehicles have a high center mass, particularly SUVs and trucks. These types of vehicles can easily tip over and roll during an accident.
These vehicles are at high-risk, individuals who drive them may have increased injuries because of the fact their vehicles are not stable for impact.
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, SUV rollover accidents have become decreasingly less fatal since 2000 – but the number of injuries is still high.
In most rollover crashes involving high profile vehicles, alcohol is usually to blame – but that doesn’t mean the vehicle that rolled over was the one driving while drunk. Often these vehicles are struck by a drunken driver and their vehicle is then forced to rollover.
PIP Insurance is Not Enough
Florida requires all drivers to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, but this does not do much in an accident.
While it may cover a small portion of your medical bills and even may a few dollars of lost wages, it is highly inadequate. All it takes is a trip to the hospital or even a few x-rays and prescriptions to eat up your entire PIP insurance.
Leifer Law Firm understands how frustrating it is to deal with insurance companies when you need to collect more because of your accident.
We have experience negotiating and fighting insurance companies to ensure our clients get the compensation they need for:
- Lost Wages
- Medical Costs
- Long-Term Disability
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Funeral Expense (Wrongful Death)
- Personal Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- …and More
Types of Rollover Accidents
Vehicle rollover accidents typically occur when a driver loses control of his or her vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the most common causes of rollover accidents and associated injuries involved:
- Inadequate safety restraint use
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield to traffic or traffic signals
They also noted that rollover accidents are more frequent amount certain genders and age groups – typically, because younger individuals have less experience behind the wheel and are not as equipped to control their vehicle during an accident.
Rollover accidents can be classified in two categories:
- Tripped Rollovers – This happens when one vehicle collides with another, a single object or fixed object and is then forced to roll due to the impact.
- Untripped Rollovers – This is caused when a vehicle takes a corner too fast or loses control in poor weather, forcing their vehicle to rollover.
When top-heavy vehicles are hit, they are more likely to rollover. While most often it requires a side impact, vehicles can still rollover in rear-end and head-on collisions, depending on the road conditions, size of the other vehicle, and if there are fixed objects.
Common Rollover Accident Injuries
Rollover accidents can cause significant injuries – and cost victims thousands in medical bills. The fatalities associated with rollover accidents are high, especially if the driver or their passengers are not wearing seatbelts at the time the vehicle rolls over.
Some of the more commonly seen injuries in these types of accidents include:
- Back injury
- Broken bones or fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
- Crushed spinal cord
- Face and mouth injuries
- Head trauma – including traumatic brain injury
- Jaw fractures
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord damage
Vehicles that are top heavy often feature a roll bar, which prevents the top of the vehicle from crushing the victims inside, especially if the vehicle lands upside down. But, not all SUVs and top-heavy vehicles have these bars; therefore, a vehicle without one may suffer from more catastrophic injuries.
Contact the Accident Attorneys West Palm Beach at Leifer Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one was involved in a rollover crash, you most likely have medical costs and losses. You may have been forced to take time off work or you may not even be able to return to work.
No matter how much your injuries have amounted to, you deserve justice. The person that caused your vehicle to rollover should be held responsible for their actions – and you shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries.
Contact the accident attorneys West Palm Beach at Leifer Law Firm today for a free consultation regarding your accident case. We can assess your case right away and let you know if you have a valid claim.