Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous kinds of car accidents on the road and account for approximately 30 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities.
These types of accidents can often be quite complex when a compensation lawsuit is filed as they usually reflect the interaction of the driver, road, vehicle and environmental factors that have contributed to the incident.
Have you been involved in a rollover accident that was caused by another motorist or due to a circumstance beyond your control?
Rollover accident injury lawsuits can be complicated as these accidents are often violent in nature. The driver and passengers of the vehicle are much more susceptible to sustaining serious and even life-threatening injuries.
Furthermore, there are also the issues of significant property damage, mounting medical expenses and lost wages that also need to be included into the lawsuit. If you or a loved one was injured in a rollover collision caused by a careless driver, you may be entitled to compensation.
Fill out the contact form to your right for your free case evaluation or contact us at (800) 374-8422 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
At Simien & Simien, we offer comprehensive legal counsel and we only get paid when we win.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
Although a rollover crash can quickly be defined as an accident in which the vehicle tips over onto its side or roof, there are different kinds of rollovers. The determining factor in the type of rollover that occurred is whether the vehicle was tripped or un-tripped.
About 95 percent of single-vehicle rollovers are tripped, occurring due to:
When a driver veers off the side of the road and attempts to recover by steering too sharply, the vehicle will roll when the wheels dig into the soft soil.
When trying to avoid a guardrail, the vehicle may ride up against it causing it to go airborne and roll.
Although less than 5 percent of the time the vehicle is un-tripped, it still occurs when a top-heavy vehicle traveling at a high speeds swerves to avoid an object and then overcorrects too swiftly. SUV rollovers and passenger van crashes are primarily un-tripped.
Texting and driving, driving under the influence and fatigued driving are all common causes for overcorrecting and causing a vehicle rollover. Although some of these accidents may only involve a single-vehicle, others can involve multiple vehicles as well as injure anyone near the road such as a pedestrian or cyclist.
Rollover Accident Victim? Contact our Rollover Accident Injury Lawyers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 2.1 percent of all vehicle accidents in the United States are rollovers. Thousands of people each year suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury/paralysis and other catastrophic personal injuries due to a rollover accident.
At Simien & Simien, our firm has one focus – getting you the peace of mind you deserve. Our lawyers have a tremendous amount of legal experience and will work to help guide you or your loved ones through the entire legal process if you have been injured in an accident.
We have lawyers licensed in Louisiana and Texas, and with appropriate counsel we can also provide representation in other states across the nation.