Rollover Car Accidents By Jackson Reed on June 18, 2019

Rollover accidentOne of the most common causes of personal injury in the United States is car accidents. All car accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries that can lead to physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Based on data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, one of the most dangerous types of accidents is rollover accidents. Although rollover car accidents don’t occur as frequently as other types of accidents, the NHTSA reports that 33 percent of passenger vehicle deaths are the result of rollover car accidents.

The attorneys at Reed & Terry, LLP, in Sugar Land, TX can assist victims of rollover car accidents in determining accident liability so that they can be justly compensated for their losses.

Causes of Rollover Car Accidents

Any type of vehicle can be involved in a rollover accident, but this type of crash is most common among taller, narrower vehicles. The way weight is distributed on certain vehicles makes them more prone to tip on their side or completely rollover if they “trip” over another object or lose control at high speeds.

The specifics of rollover accidents are unique in each of our Sugar Land clients, but there are a few factors that are commonly linked to these types of crashes:

  • Speeding: High speeds make it more likely for a vehicle to lose control if an object is struck, if a driver swerves to avoid an object, or if the vehicle is going through a curve or turn.
  • Overcorrection: If a driver overcorrects or moves the steering wheel too severely when attempting to avoid a collision or correct another mistake, it actually increases the risk of a rollover.
  • Tire problems: Tires are responsible for gripping the road and providing traction. Bald tires, a tire blowout, or tires that are not sized properly for the vehicle can all contribute to rollover accidents.

Rollover Accident Injuries

According to the NHTSA, more than 10,000 people are killed in rollover crashes each year. When rollover crashes don’t result in fatalities, they are still likely to cause catastrophic injuries.

Injuries that are commonly sustained in rollover crashes include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

Compensation for Damages

When a rollover accident takes place, it is important to determine what caused the accident, and who is liable for resulting damages. Accident victims (or their loved ones, in the case of a wrongful death) have the right to seek financial compensation for all losses stemming from the accident.

The physical injuries sustained in a rollover crash are likely to require extensive medical treatment. Many injury victims are forced to take time off of work as they recover, and some are never able to return to their previous line of work.

When our attorneys seek financial compensation for our Sugar Land clients, we take all sources of loss into account, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and the loss of wage-earning potential.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the attorneys at Reed & Terry, L.L.P. can help you collect the financial compensation you are due. To learn more about your legal options, contact us at your earliest convenience or set up a consultation by calling (281) 201-0988.

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