A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle rolls over and either lands on its side or roof or rolls over multiple times, occasionally landing on its wheels again. The likelihood of injuries in such an accident is high, and serious injuries or fatalities are common.
Statistics show that most rollover accidents occur in top heavy vehicles such as sport utility vehicles, large trucks, light trucks, buses, and jeeps. The fallout from such accidents, permanent injuries and fatalities, often leads to litigation in the form of lawsuits against other involved drivers, and against vehicle manufacturers for faulty design or the lack of proper safety equipment.
If you or someone you know is involved in a rollover accident, it is imperative that a qualified, personal injury attorney is consulted and retained as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.
Generally speaking, rollover accidents can be divided into two categories, tripped rollovers and untripped rollovers.
Crash scene investigations and studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report a small percentage of rollover incidents where experts could not determine the cause of those accidents.
Responsibility for causing a rollover crash will carry with it liability to compensate those injured as a result of the crash. Determining the cause of the accident and responsible party is extremely important in order to recover financial compensation for those affected by the incident.
Possible responsible parties could include:
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover accident or any other type of motor vehicle accident, please contact us at the law firm of Marks & Harrison as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of victims when faced with the aftermath of car accidents and we are committed to helping our clients seek the maximum compensation possible.