Rollover car accidents are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 7,229 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover vehicle accidents in 2017 alone.
While another driver’s negligence may lead to a rollover car accident, more often these accidents result from vehicle defects, design flaws, or poor road conditions.
For more than 30 years, the car accident attorneys at Froerer & Miles have helped car accident victims secure compensation. Let us help you recover financially while you focus on healing. Here, learn more about rollover car accidents, and then contact our Ogden, UT practice for a case review.
Types of Rollover Car Accidents
A few different scenarios may lead to a rollover car accident, including:
- Turns: A vehicle moving at a high rate of speed that turns sharply may lose its grip and wind up rolling over.
- Skids: When a vehicle loses traction, whether on- or off-road, in inclement weather it can roll over.
- Ramps: A car may roll over when it climbs an incline.
- Spins: When a car’s wheels come in contact with an object, it may end up spinning or rolling over.
Causes of Rollover Car Accidents
Some rollover accidents may be the result of driver negligence. For example, an aggressive or speeding driver may cause an accident. However, more often these accidents happen on account of factors outside of the driver’s control.
Here are some of the primary causes of rollover accidents:
- Design Flaw: Some vehicles, particularly SUVs, have a high center of gravity. Unfortunately, vehicles like this are prone to tipping and rolling over on sharp turns.
- Tire Failure: When a defective tire fails suddenly, the vehicle can lose control and roll over.
- Defective Suspension: The suspension system is responsible for keeping the vehicle stable. When it fails, the vehicle can lose control and roll over.
- Poor Road Conditions: Typically, local or state government entities are responsible for maintaining safe roadways. If pavement is uneven, signs are missing, and potholes are present, these issues can cause a driver to lose control and roll over.
How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help
The sad truth is, rollover accidents are often deadly. When they are not, they often result in serious and lasting injuries: spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and paralysis can occur after a rollover accident.
If you have been injured in a rollover car accident, a car accident attorney at Froerer & Miles can help. We will investigate the cause of your accident to identify the responsible party, which may be the vehicle manufacturer, a governing body, a service company, or someone else. Then we will pursue damages from the responsible party to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a rollover car accident, you or your loved one may be entitled to significant compensation. Let us get to the bottom of what happened. Contact Froerer & Miles online or call (801) 621-2690 right away.