Choose an Attorney with Experience Handling Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents have a significant risk of injuries and deaths due to the interaction of the vehicle with the road, other cars, and the environment. People who have been badly wounded in rollover accidents caused by the negligence of others may benefit from the assistance of an expert rollover accident attorney.
At DLC Law we have aided victims of rollover accidents and understand the significance of completing comprehensive investigations in order to assist them in recovering the compensation they are entitled to. Call us now at (626) 285-8815 to get started.
Rollover automobile accidents are caused by a variety of factors
Any car in an accident has the potential to flip over but taller cars with higher centers of gravity have a considerably larger chance of rolling over in an accident. The following are some more typical causes of rollover accidents:
- Driving while inebriated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Driver inattention
- Driving too fast for the conditions
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, single-vehicle rollover incidents account for 85 percent of all rollover accidents. Passengers who are wounded in cars that roll over may be able to file a liability claim against the drivers.
What sets rollover accidents apart from other types of automobile accidents
Rollover incidents are considerably more likely to result in fatalities and severe injuries than other forms of car accidents. This is because the occupants of the cars may be flung around within the vehicles, and some may be ejected out when the rollover occurs. Rollover incidents, for example, accounted for only 2.1 percent of all accidents that occurred in 2010. However, with 7,600 deaths, these incidents accounted for 35% of all road fatalities.
Injuries that commonly occur in rollover accidents
Victims of rollover incidents sometimes sustain many injuries. Rollover incidents commonly result in injuries to the following five body regions:
- Head and neck injuries account for 60% of all injuries
- Thoracic area injuries accounted for 23.8% percent of all injuries
- Abdominal region injuries accounted for 15.4%
- 47% percent of injuries to the upper extremities
- 34% percent of injuries to the lower extremities
Rollover accident victims frequently have damage to numerous parts of their bodies. Serious brain injuries, spinal injuries, fractures, internal organ damage, and crushing injuries are all possibilities.
Fatal accidents involving rollovers are more common than you would think.
While rollover accidents are uncommon, they are considerably more likely to result in fatalities. As previously stated, they account for around 3% of all accidents that occur each year, but up to 35% of fatal collisions. Because of the dangers of these incidents, it is critical that individuals take precautions to avoid a rollover. People should obey all established speed restrictions, refrain from drinking and driving, refrain from using mobile phones or participating in other distracting behaviors, and drive at speeds acceptable for the weather circumstances.
When should you choose a rollover accident lawyer?
You may require legal assistance if you were hurt in a rollover accident as a result of the conduct of the driver of the vehicle in which you were traveling. If your rollover accident was caused by another automobile colliding with your vehicle, you should also consult a lawyer.
Experienced rollover accident lawyers have the legal expertise and ability that may be required to assist you in properly investigating and proving your claim. To book a consultation, call DLC Law now at (626) 285-8815.