Fort Lauderdale Rollover Car Accident Lawyer
Rollover accidents are terrifying. One moment you are right-side up, and the next your vehicle is lying on its side or on its roof. Rollovers are also very dangerous accidents. Although they account for only about 2% of all car crashes, rollovers cause over a third of all car accident fatalities.
Many rollovers involve vehicles with a high center of gravity, like SUVs, but in fact any vehicle can flip onto its side or back. If you have been injured in a rollover car accident, you should speak to one of our Fort Lauderdale rollover car accident lawyers at the Leifer Law Firm now.
Types of Rollovers
There is no one “typical” rollover accident. Instead, vehicles can rollover for a variety of reasons:
- When a vehicle is travelling very fast, the tires can lose grip on the road and the vehicle can flip over.
- A vehicle can skid when it is travelling off road or during the rain and loses traction. It can slip and then roll over.
- A vehicle can roll over when it hits a solid object.
- A vehicle might become unbalanced when one side goes up an incline, causing the vehicle to roll over.
Rollovers often catch people by surprise. Because of the high number of fatalities, car manufacturers have worked to install safety equipment that reduces their frequency. This technology has been effective, as rollover accidents continue to decline.
Why Rollovers Are So Dangerous
If you are a passenger in a vehicle that rolls over, you can easily suffer life-threatening injuries. Rollovers are particularly dangerous for the following reasons:
- Occupants might be ejected if they are not wearing seatbelts.
- Occupants can be thrown around if they are not wearing seatbelts and could land on their necks.
- The roof might collapse under the weight of the vehicle as the vehicle rests upside-down.
Occupants can suffer many life-threatening injuries in a rollover accident, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries. Any traumatic blow to the body or head can alter the way your brain works. Many victims suffer from internal bleeding as well as impaired mobility, speech, and cognition.
- Internal organ damage. Victims can begin to bleed internally, which is fatal if not addressed properly.
- Limbs can become crushed or torn off during a rollover. In addition to suffering physical impairment, many victims suffer emotional trauma as well.
- Spinal cord injury. Any injury to the spinal cord can impair movement or sensation. When the spinal cord is completely severed, victims are paralyzed below the point of injury.
- Far too many people continue to die in rollovers.
After a rollover, victims are swamped by medical bills and financial stress, especially if they cannot return to work.
Reach Out to a Fort Lauderdale Rollover Car Accident Lawyer Today
The Leifer Law Firm has built our reputation fighting for compensation for our clients. We have obtained numerous favorable settlements and jury verdict for motorists injured in rollover car accidents. We attribute our success to our unfailing commitment to our clients and our detailed knowledge of the law.
To find out more about how we can help, contact us today. One of our car accident attorneys will be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.