Rollover accidents don't happen often, but they cause some of the most catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, paralysis, internal organ damage, and death.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 victims are killed annually in rollover crashes. If you were injured in a rollover due to someone else's negligence, contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights to compensation.
What Are the Major Causes of Rollover Crashes?
While any vehicle can roll over, taller, narrower vehicles are more prone to tip. SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans all have a higher center of gravity, which can increase the dangers of a rollover. Here are some of the main reasons why these wrecks occur:
- Speeding. Many rollovers happen on roads or highways where the speed limit is 55 mph or higher. This also increases the likelihood that victims will suffer life-altering injuries or death.
- Intoxication. Impairment due to alcohol or drugs can cause a driver to have reduced reaction time and blurred vision—making losing control of the vehicle much more likely. Intoxicated motorists also engage in reckless behaviors, such as excessive speeding, tailgating, and road rage.
- Sudden movements. When a driver makes a fast turn or other quick movements, his vehicle can become unstable and roll over.
- Rural roads. Rural roads tend to have fewer barriers and clear divisions, which can decrease the chances of a rollover. As a matter of fact, these accidents are more common on rural roads, especially those with higher speed limits.
Rights to Compensation After a Florida Accident
While many rollovers are single vehicle crashes, others can involve more than one car. If you or a family member was injured due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Let our experienced car accident attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer a no-cost consultation where you can learn more about your legal options. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.