The Unfortunate Frequency of Rollover Accidents
Posted on March 29th, 2021 by Zane Cagle
Each year, we see approximately 280,000 rollover accidents in the United States. Rollover accidents are more common among sport utility and light trucks. Some SUVs are more prone to rollover due to the center of gravity of the vehicle. Rollovers are all too often caused by another mechanism, such as the design of the car or the tire’s design. Some of the questions I ask anyone who has been involved in a rollover or lost a loved one in a rollover accident are, “Were you a restrained driver or passenger?” “What was the speed at which the vehicle was traveling?” and “How did the vehicle get into the situation where it started to roll?”
A huge problem in rollover auto accidents is what we call “crush.” The crush factor involves the roof of the vehicle in which the occupants are riding. Often, the design of the vehicle allows too much room, meaning the crush point may be too low and allow the roof to come down onto the passengers.
In each auto accident, the scenario and facts are different and unique. If you have been involved in a rollover accident, it is critical that the automobile not be destroyed. A personal injury attorney negotiates with the insurance company on the victim’s behalf so that the family or victim does not have to do so. Letting a professional take care of the paperwork so you can concentrate on the business of family is crucial. Also, an experienced personal injury attorney makes certain that the investigation is completed thoroughly and that the vehicle is preserved for investigation.
Recovering from such a traumatic accident is one of the most difficult things to happen to a family, and you should not have to go through it alone. Getting information from an experienced personal injury attorney is free and does not require a commitment to file a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death claim. If you do not call The Cagle Law Firm, we hope you will contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away so that you get all of the information that you need to make the best decisions regarding you and your family.
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