Rollover auto accidents are one of the most harmful types of accidents due to its destructive nature and the resulting consequences. When the vehicle rolls, the driver and the passengers will be tossed around in the car, making contact with numerous objects before coming to rest. It is particularly dangerous if you’ve failed to wear a seatbelt.
INJURIES CAUSED BY ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS
Many rollover car accidents end up causing serious bodily injuries to the passengers as the potential for property damage and risk of injury is much higher. In some isolated cases, occupants may walk away with scratches and bruises. Injuries that people may suffer from rollover car accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spine injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Bruising to the organs or bones
- Temporary or permanent disability
Depending on the vehicle you’re in, with some of the modern safety features, the effects on the body can be less severe if the airbags are deployed. If for any reason the airbags are not deployed or the vehicle isn’t equipped with airbags, then injuries can be catastrophic.
COMMON CAUSES OF ROLLOVER CAR ACCIDENTS
The speed of the vehicle immediately before the rollover crash is a major factor. If you have less control over your vehicle, then chances of a rollover car crash is obviously higher. If the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs or is distracted in any way, a sudden jerk of the steering wheel, in an attempt to overcorrect may lead to a rollover crash. Any automobile can be involved in a rollover accident. Though, tall or narrow automobiles are more likely to be involved in rollover crashes – such as SUVs, vans, trucks or tour buses.
Lastly, poor road and highway conditions can make driving challenging and cause a rollover auto crash. Such conditions would include: steep or downhill road or a highway, sharp curves, road debris or hazards on the highway, hazardous or improperly maintained shoulder. A full investigation would be required to determine what caused your crash.
ROLLOVER AUTO ACCIDENTS – WHY HAVING UNINSURED MOTORIST IS ESSENTIAL
Some roll-over accidents may be caused by other drivers colliding with your vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident (hit-and-run drivers). First, having a dashboard camera in your vehicle that would capture the accident and the subsequent rollover crash, will provide sufficient information to your insurance company that another vehicle had caused the incident. Second, if the police are unable to find the negligent party, then having Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage on your own auto policy would help you recover for pain and suffering, medical bills and more. Remember, calling law enforcement right away, after a hit and run accident is crucial – no later than 24 hours later.
WHY CHOOSE ARATTA LAW FIRM?
At our firm, every injured client will be in direct contact with a Glendale car accident lawyer. Many large corporate law firms end up transferring you to a case manager – you never speak to an attorney directly and your case becomes part of the mill.
At our firm, we do things different. We pay close attention to every individual case, from the inception and throughout the process of the claim / lawsuit. Our diligence and attention to detail result in consistent higher settlements, which adds up to a higher compensation for you, the client.