Kryder Law’s personal injury attorneys are familiar with the tragic consequences of a rollover accident. Due to the high impact nature of these accidents, they can often result in death or life-changing injuries, such as head or brain trauma and spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in a rollover accident, it’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to know your rights and make sure a thorough investigation is conducted.
Rollover Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rollovers account for 33% of all accidents. Rollovers can occur for a variety of reasons, including defects in the automobile, but 95% of single car rollovers are “tripped,” which is when a car’s tires lose contact with the roadway.
Tripped Rollover Causes
Some reasons a car may “trip” include
- Soft soil: this is when a driver veers off the road onto a curb, soft shoulder, or other non-roadway surfaces
- Guard rails: If a driver gets too close to a guardrail at a high speed, he may try to veer away, resulting in partially hitting the rail and launching the car into a roll
- Steep slope: Larger cars, such as SUVs, are particularly susceptible to this type of “trip.” A large car will gather momentum when heading down a steep slope, and a sudden turn can cause the car to enter a roll
The remaining 5% of rollovers are “untripped.” Untripped rollovers are usually caused when tall, heavy vehicles swerve to avoid a collision.
Investigation of a Rollover is Essential
No matter the original cause of the rollover, it’s possible manufacture defects could worsen the impact of the rollover. Furthermore, if your rollover was caused by a negligent driver, he or she could be held liable. Kryder Law’s attorneys will work hard to determine the exact cause of your accident and whether or not it was worsened by product malfunction or if you deserve compensation due to someone else’s poor driving.
Our rollover accident attorneys are ready to help you
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a rollover accident, reach out to Kryder Law’s auto accident lawyers to set up a free consultation. We’ll review the facts of your case with you and let you know your options. We’ll work with you to make sure your insurance company is handling your case justly. If our investigation reveals that negligence or product malfunction played a part in your accident, we’ll put together a strong case to get you the compensation you deserve.