Roll-Over Auto Accidents
Over 7,000 drivers were killed last year in roll-over vehicle crashes alone. These accidents are one of the most dangerous kinds of accidents, because although they are one of the least common accidents to occur, they are also one of the most likely to result in the death of at least one occupant.
Causes of Rollover Auto Accidents
There are many causes of rollover car accidents, but below we have listed some of the ones that we see most frequently.
- High center of gravity. SUVs, trucks, and vehicles with a higher center of gravity than standard passenger vehicles are at heightened risk for rollover accidents. This is because their high center of gravity allows them to topple more easily, for instance, when making a turn or traveling at high speeds. It simply doesn’t take as much to destabilize a car or vehicle with a high center of gravity, and that becomes increasingly true as the speed at which it is traveling increases. This is why even a piece of debris in the road could cause an SUV to rollover.
- Speeding increases the likelihood of a rollover accident in the event that a vehicle swerves, is impacted, or turns too quickly.
- When a truck is overloaded or an SUV or vehicle makes a turn too quickly, it can result in a rollover accident.
- Side impact collision. Rollover accidents can occur when a multi-vehicle collision causes a side-impact.
- Vehicle down an embankment. When a vehicle accident causes a car to roll down an embankment, it can cause the vehicle to continue rolling into oncoming traffic.
Common Rollover Accident Injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Hemorrhages and internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Contusions and lacerations
- Wrist and hand injuries
- Cervical spine and neck injuries
- Nerve damage
Suing for a Rollover Accident
Rollover accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. The medical bills resulting from a rollover accident could easily bankrupt someone. If you are facing high medical bills and expenses due to a rollover accident that was not your fault, a personal injury attorney can help you to bring a lawsuit. A personal injury claim will allow you to be made financially whole in the aftermath of an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence. This means that you will be able to recover all expenses incurred as a result of the accident, including lost wages and medical expenses. You will also be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages are generally calculated based on the permanence and severity of your injuries. In some cases, such as where excessive negligence took place, punitive damages may also be appropriate. The best way to get an accurate idea of what your personal injury claim is worth is to consult with an attorney.
Contact the Leifer & Ramirez
If you have been injured in a rollover accident, the experienced Boca Raton car accident attorneys at the Leifer & Ramirez are ready to fight to get you the highest possible settlement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.