the relevance of rollover accidents in florida

Being in an accident when a vehicle is turned over or rolled can be a truly terrifying experience. Sadly, these accidents are far too common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents are the second most severe traffic accidents, following head-on collisions. These kinds of incidents are extremely deadly and frequently cause severe or permanent injury. Not to mention, one in every five rollover crashes in Florida are vehicle rollover accidents.

DID YOU KNOW: Nearly 550 rollover accidents in Florida occur in fatal crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

At lowercase, our experienced car accident attorneys dedicate themselves to offering the victims of vehicle rollover accidents with the legal guidance they need to recover fair compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured in a rollover accident, call now 833-LOW-FEE5 (833-569-3335) for an evaluation. Let us start working to get justice for you so that you can focus on your recovery.

how vehicle rollover accidents happen

A range of factors can contribute to vehicle rollover accidents. These things range from issues with the vehicles themselves to poor road conditions or human error. One of the primary causes of vehicle rollovers involves “tripping mechanisms.” The NHTSA also states that approximately 95% of all rollover accidents involving one vehicle are caused by tripping. The most common tripping mechanisms that cause rollover car accidents include:

  • Tire failure

As scary as it may seem, defective tires can fail suddenly. When this happens, it can cause a vehicle to lose control and rollover.

  • High center of gravity

High center of gravity is a common design flaw in many vehicles. With these automobiles, when a driver has to make a sharp turn, the vehicle may topple, causing a rollover.

  • Defective suspension

The suspension system is responsible for helping maintain a vehicle’s stability. Adversely, a failure in the suspension can also cause a vehicle to lose control, causing a rollover.

  • Poor road conditions

Some road hazards create tripping mechanisms that cause vehicle rollover accidents. These include issues such as:

  • Poor signage
  • Uneven pavement
  • Neglected maintenance

Personal injury lawyers typically see more vehicle rollover accidents that are due to tripping mechanisms. However, there are other preventable causes of rollover accidents. Driver negligence, such as aggressive driving, is a major issue relating to rollover crashes. However, for victims of these crashes, it is important to recognize that a defect or design flaw could be the cause of your accident. As a result, you may be eligible for compensation from a liable manufacturer or distributor.

higher risk for larger vehicles

According to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported each year. Furthermore, 10,000 lives are lost each year in relation to vehicle rollovers. Needless to say, all vehicles are vulnerable to potential rollovers to some extent. However, statistics indicate that SUVs are much more likely to rollover in a serious accident. In fact, one of the most dangerous threats to the drivers and passengers of an SUV, minivan, or truck is vehicle rollover accidents.

The dangers with larger vehicles Compounding the issue is the fact that SUVs often carry heavy loads with make them even more top-heavy and thus are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents.

the NEXT steps after a side impact collision

Side impact collisions can be extremely dangerous. Even if you come out of a T-bone crash without any severe injuries, can still be a traumatizing experience. In the aftermath of an accident, it is hard for anyone to know what to do to protect their rights. Luckily, lowercase created a helpful system to remind yourself of the next steps to take following an accident.

First, if possible, move yourself or your vehicle to safety. Then, follow these NEXT steps:

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serious/permanent injuries from rollover accidents

Vehicle rollover accidents account for 27,000 serious injuries in the U.S. every year. Rollover wrecks are significantly dangerous because, in normal passenger vehicles, the roof is likely to collapse in on occupants, causing severe head trauma. In fact, the federal government set specific safety standards regarding the strength of a vehicle’s roof in an attempt to prevent such injuries. According to the NHTSA, crushed roofs cause roughly 600 fatalities every year.

For passengers who aren’t wearing seatbelts, vehicle rollover accidents can be especially life-threatening. Drivers or passengers can be tossed around inside a vehicle, or even ejected from the vehicle in the event of a rollover crash. Victims thrown from a vehicle very frequently suffer devastating injuries, including:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Even worse, there are instances where a rollover accident results in a loss of life. In which case, the surviving family or loved ones may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a rollover car crash, you might have a right to compensation.

do you need a lawyer?

Often, vehicle rollover accidents are due to the faulty design of a vehicle or a malfunctioning vehicle part. This can mean bringing a case against a car manufacturer, a part manufacturer, or a distributor. Although, there will need to be a thorough examination of the crash to determine who holds liability. However, it is possible that more than one party was responsible for the defective car part. Moreover, when dealing with large companies, your claim will face off against corporate legal teams with years of experience. Thus, our professional and skillful representation can make all the difference.

Our lowercase rollover accident attorneys know how to get you and your family the compensation you desperately need. We have the resources to examine and analyze each accident and to build a compelling case to win your rightful compensation. Furthermore, we know how to negotiate the best possible settlement, so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and improving your quality of life.

call us today

A lowercase personal injury lawyer will provide you with legal guidance to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 833-LOW-FEE5 (833-569-3335).


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