One of the most catastrophic types of car accidents are rollovers, which can result in fatalities, considerable emotional damage, and severe physical injuries. Rollover collisions happen more frequently than you would imagine. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that rollover accidents claim more than 100,000 lives annually. One-third of all road deaths in the US are represented by this.
Why do cars rollover?
A rollover accident may be brought on by or contribute to a number of circumstances, including:
High Speeds: Around 40% of rollover accidents are the result of speeding, and 75% of those accidents take place on highways with a 55 mph or higher speed limit. Speeding makes it more difficult for drivers to manage their cars, and an accident could happen if they jerk the steering wheel or underestimate how sharp a bend is.
Drunk Driving. Alcohol use while driving causes about half of all rollover accidents. Drinking makes it more probable that drivers will encounter a circumstance in which they lose control of their car because it weakens their judgment, coordination, vision, and response time.
Driver Error: Panicking by the driver during an emergency scenario is a common cause of rollover collisions. They might have allowed their tires to grab on the road shoulder or overcorrected after drifting out of their lane, all of which can result in a vehicle flipping.
Bad Tires: Worn tires provide less traction on the ground and give drivers less control. Tires that aren't properly inflated can overheat and blow out. Drivers are likely to act in a panicky manner that could result in a car rolling in either scenario.
Defective Vehicle Design: Although any car can roll under specific conditions, taller, more top-heavy cars like vans, pickups, and SUVs are more likely to roll. Some cars' flawed designs that situate their centers of gravity too high inside the vehicle cause them to roll unexpectedly easily.
Speeding. Vehicle collisions at high speeds, particularly on slick road surfaces, can result in rollover incidents.
Tripped rollovers. The majority of single-car rollover collisions are tripped rollovers. The car runs over something that knocks it off balance, causing a tripped rollover. Examples of common hazards include steep or soft road edges as well as obstructions like stones, curbs, guardrails, or road debris.
Rollover accidents are our area of expertise
Because we focus on this area of law at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we are a great choice for a rollover accident attorney. We can assist you in locating any individuals who may be responsible for your accident and ensure that they pay you the compensation you are entitled to under the law. We handle instances involving defective vehicles as well as other types of traffic incidents. Call us right away at 602-340-0030 to learn more.