Rollover Accident Lawyers in Lewisville
Causes and Effects of Rollover Accidents
Cars and SUVs are intended to remain upright with all four wheels on the ground. The experience of rolling or turning end-over-end in a steel vehicle is disorienting - not to mention terrifying.
A Lewisville personal injury lawyer who understands the mechanics of different types of car accidents may able to negotiate more forcefully for full and fair financial compensation. At Steele Law, P.C., we take special care to remain informed about the physics of different types of car accidents, including maintaining an engineer on staff. This allows us to better serve our injured clients.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
The question of who or what caused the rollover accident is important because its answer determines who is responsible for providing financial compensation for the victims' medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
If the driver's own negligence caused the accident, the driver's no-fault insurance may provide some compensation. Injured passengers may also seek compensation from the driver's insurance company. Rollover accidents often involve trucks, buses, vans or SUVs, so there may be multiple passengers with claims.
Other Possible Causes of a Rollover Accident Include:
- Erratic driving by another vehicle, causing the victim driver to swerve too suddenly for the vehicle to remain upright
- Negligent driving by another vehicle, causing a side-impact collision
- Design or manufacturing defects in the vehicle may cause the vehicle to roll too easily, or insufficient roof strength to protect the occupants during a rollover accident
- Road defects that cause unnecessary vehicle instability, such as improperly graded curves, roads with improper drainage, poor or nonexistent signage, and broken or misplaced guardrails
Common Injuries After Rollover Accidents
The seriousness and the types of the injuries sustained in a rollover accident can depend on several factors. Were the occupants wearing seatbelts? If so, injuries to the shoulders and neck may occur. If not, rollover accidents more frequently cause vehicle occupants to be ejected from the vehicle - resulting in broken bones, head injuries, and even death.
Weak vehicle roofs that become crushed during accidents can also cause major trauma to the head and neck.
Contact Steele Law, P.C.
For a free consultation in a compassionate environment, contact the offices of Steele Law, P.C., to make an appointment with an experienced attorney.
More Vehicle Accident Information
- The Effect of ESC on Passenger Vehicle Rollover Fatality Trends
- Auto Crashes: Rollovers
- Roof Strength Test - IIHS