Rollovers can cause severe, often fatal injuries. If someone else was to blame, make certain you get full compensation by working with a Phoenix rollover accident lawyer.
Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous categories of car accidents. In a rollover, a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof. SUVs roll over more often than other vehicles due to their high center of gravity, although any vehicle may be subject to flipping. Often the roofs of vehicles are not built to withstand a rollover, and this type of accident can frequently result in fatalities and serious injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a rollover accident, you may be entitled to a settlement. Whether you were the passenger or driver, if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t bear the financial burden of your recovery. Wagner Law’s Phoenix rollover accident lawyer can help you get the settlement you’re owed.
What Causes a Rollover?
Rollovers are often caused by “tripping.” This occurs when the vehicle swerves and hits another object such as a curb, roadside shoulder, or pothole, and its center of gravity is thrown off. Experts divide rollover accidents into “tripped” and “untripped;” in untripped accidents, the car does not make contact with an outside object before rolling over.
Common causes of rollover accidents include all of the following:
Speeding – Most rollover accidents are single-vehicle accidents that occur when a speeding driver strikes a guardrail, trips, and rolls over. The driver may be engaging in dangerous behaviors such as drunk or distracted driving. Almost half of all fatal rollover accidents involve alcohol.
Side-Impact Collisions – If a larger vehicle strikes a smaller vehicle on its side, the smaller vehicle’s tires may lose their grip on the road; the vehicle may then destabilize and roll over.
Avoiding Another Driver – If, while traveling at high speeds, one vehicle rolls over after swerving to avoid another vehicle engaging in dangerous behaviors, the driver the rolled-over vehicle swerved to miss could be found liable.
Vehicle Defects – Vehicle defects, such as tire blowouts or unsafe SUV designs, could mean that a car manufacturer or other entity is liable in a rollover accident.
Unsafe Road Conditions – If unsafe road conditions, such as a large pothole or a speed limit set too high on a dangerous curve, contributed to your accident, a government entity could be found liable.
Rollover accidents are traumatic events that can have devastating consequences. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, the other party should be held responsible.
Determining Your Rollover Claim’s Value
If you’re entitled to a claim after a rollover accident, an insurance company’s settlement offer may only cover your immediate expenses. Our Phoenix rollover accident lawyer will take into account all financial hardships imposed by your accident, as well as the other intangible ways in which your life may have changed for the worse.
These may include the following damages:
Current and future medical bills
Needed car repairs
Lost wages and reduced future income opportunities
Physical and emotional therapy
Diminished quality of life
Contact a Phoenix Rollover Lawyer
A rollover accident can leave you reeling physically, financially, and emotionally, but you don’t have to face the aftermath alone. Contact Milton Wagner, a Phoenix rollover accident lawyer, today. To arrange your initial free consultation, call 602-456-4166 or use the online contact form below.