If you have ever been involved in a rollover accident or if you have ever seen a rollover accident or the results of one, you know the kind of damage involved. The sight of a car rolled over onto its side or rolled over completely onto its roof can easily lead to someone gasping out loud at the sheer potential for injury and loss that can result. Vehicle drivers and occupants involved in a rollover crash have the potential to sustain severe, even fatal, injuries. Vehicle occupants can be thrown from the vehicle or become trapped in the vehicle. Involvement in such a crash can be traumatic, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Common Causes of Rollover Accidents
There are several common causes of rollover accidents. Among these, many involve reckless driving decisions. For instance, speeding is a common contributing factor in rollover accidents. When the driver of a speeding vehicle loses control, the vehicle can spin off. Should the spinning vehicle come into contact with something like a sidewalk or a median, the impact combined with the speed could lead to the vehicle overturning.
Another reckless driving decision that plays a frequent part in rollover accidents is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Impaired driving is dangerous driving. Impaired drivers lack the judgment and reflexes necessary to be able to safely operate a vehicle. When a driver chooses to operate his or her vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there is an exponential risk of involvement in an accident, a rollover accident included.
Tires can also be a contributing factor to rollover accidents. Improperly maintained tires, whether the tread is bare, the tires are overinflated, or the tires are underinflated, can lead to a variety of different accident types occurring, rollover accidents included. When tires are not properly inflated and maintained, it can lead to a driver losing control over the vehicle. Loss of control can lead to a rollover accident.
Another common cause of rollover accidents involves car technology. Recent advances in car technology include stabilizing systems meant to help prevent cars from rolling over. When this technology fails, a vehicle can be more prone to rolling over. This can be especially true for larger vehicles like SUVs that have a higher center of gravity and may rely more on this stabilizing technology being fully functioning than other vehicle types.
New York City Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover crash, you may have sustained serious injuries. These kinds of crashes can lead to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, contusions, broken bones, and other types of severe, and long-lasting injuries. The cost of medical care and follow-up care these kinds of injuries can require may be staggering. If you have been injured in a rollover accident caused by the negligence of another, you may be legally entitled to recover compensation for the losses you have sustained. Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. remains committed to the injured to pursue this legal right on their behalf. He fights the legal battle so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact our office today.