Negligence in Rollover Accidents
Being involved in a rollover accident is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Victims are often left with not only serious injuries but also long-lasting psychic scars that make returning to normal life improbable, if not impossible. If you or someone you love has recently had the misfortune of experiencing a rollover accident, then you are likely asking yourself:
- Why did this happen?
- Who was at fault?
- How am I going to pay off my medical bills and other expenses?
- Should I get a lawyer?
If you believe that another party caused your rollover accident, as is often the case, then the answer to the last question is yes, you should get a lawyer. Why? Because your health, your financial security, and your family’s future may all be at risk, and only the right lawyer can ensure that you get the full and fair compensation you need to build your life back up after such a devastating event.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are directly related to a vehicle’s stability in turns. That stability is influenced by the relationship between the center of gravity and the track width (distance between the left and right wheels). A high center of gravity and narrow track can make a vehicle unstable in fast turns or sharp changes of direction–increasing the odds that it will tip over once it begins to skid sideways.
For high quality legal representation, get in touch with the experienced personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm. All you have to do is share your story with us and we will take care of the rest. Also, we won’t ask you for a single cent unless we make a recovery, which means you won’t have to worry about any upfront fees. So why delay? Call us toll-free at (800) 522-7274 today to receive a free, comprehensive consultation.
What Are the Common Causes of Rollover Accidents?
Rollover accidents occur when the inertia of a vehicle overcomes gravity and friction, causing it to roll onto its side. Vehicles with high centers of gravity and narrow track widths, such as SUVs and large passenger vans, are especially susceptible to this type of car accident since their build is conducive to destabilization in fast turns and sharp changes of direction.
While drivers can avoid rollover accidents by exercising good judgment on the road, there are many factors outside of a driver’s control that can cause a rollover crash to happen, even to the model motorist. The more common causes of rollovers include:
- Tire blowouts and other mechanical failures
- Swerving to avoid road hazards
- High speed collisions
- Potholes and broken pavement
- Vehicles with dangerously high centers of gravity
- Extremely sharp and fast turns that cause the vehicle to skid and lose stability
An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding your crash to determine what caused it and who is ultimately at fault.
Establishing Liability in a Rollover Accident Case
Like with any other type of accident case, you must be able to establish the following elements in order to prove the negligence of the liable party:
- The liable party breached its duty of care to you in some way (e.g. drove in a reckless fashion, manufactured and sold a defective product, did not keep roads reasonably safe);
- This breach of duty directly contributed to the rollover happening; and
- Your injuries resulted from the accident.
If you decide to hire us as your legal representatives, we will jump into action right away to collect evidence that supports your side of the story. We have the necessary legal resources and knowledge to build you an airtight case, and we will use the full scope to get you an optimal settlement or verdict.
Let Us Help You Make Things Right
The opposing insurance company may resort to aggressive or dishonest tactics to discourage you from pursuing the compensation you deserve. Do not let them get away with such injustice. Contact Wilshire Law Firm as soon as you can, and let our attorneys help you make things right.
If you are in need of an experienced car accident attorney after a bad crash, call Wilshire Law Firm today at 1-800-52-CRASH for high quality legal representation!