The size and frame of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and trucks can make them especially susceptible to rollover accidents. Because rollover accidents can eject passengers or cause the roof of the vehicle to collapse, they are dangerous for all drivers, passengers, and pedestrian bystanders and can result in devastating catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one are involved in a rollover accident, a lawyer can help you determine:
- What caused your accident
- The extent of your injuries
- How much you should be compensated
- Who is liable for paying your compensation
Attorneys Richard C. Bennett, Willam Johnson, and their associates have been representing personal injury victims for over 40 years. Because our firm has earned some of the highest verdicts and settlements in Oakland, Napa, Santa Maria, and throughout Northern California, we can help you build a strong case and secure the highest compensation possible. Schedule your free consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (805) 438-295.
Determining the Cause of a Rollover
There are many scenarios or driver actions that can lead to a rollover accident. These include:
- Sharp or sudden turns
- Inclement weather
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
However, our firm also represents victims of Ford Explorer rollover accidents. These cases are unique because the rollovers were caused by a defective design and are considered product liability cases.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration released data that showed that rollover accidents accounted for almost 35 percent of all crash-related deaths in 2010 alone.
Potential Injuries Following Your Accident
As with other car accidents, rollover accidents can lead to superficial lacerations, broken bones, and burn injuries. Because the roof of the vehicle can collapse during the accident and passengers may be ejected from the vehicle following a rollover, these accidents can also lead to devastating, life-threatening injuries including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and even the death of a loved one.
Rollover accidents are the most fatal types of motor vehicle accidents. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration released data that showed that rollover accidents accounted for almost 35 percent of all crash-related deaths in 2010 alone.
The Role of an Attorney
In addition to finding out what led to your accident and helping you get the medical care you need, an attorney can help you build your case and determine who is at fault for the accident. The cause of the accident will generally point to the driver or party who is at fault. Attorneys at our firm also provide additional services for clients to help build a stronger case. An attorney can:
- Determine whether a car defect, defective roadway, or improper truck loading other cause led to your rollover
- Consult with experts to recreate the accident
- Work with life care planners to determine how your injury will affect you for the rest of your life
From the start of your case to the final resolution, our attorneys handle your case firsthand.
Consult with Our Legal Team Today
If you are involved in a rollover accident, do not let an insurance company settle your case before calling our practice. Through aggressive, but personable representation, our attorneys have recovered over $500 million in compensation for our clients. Although we understand that no amount of money will help you recover from the trauma of a rollover accident or the loss of a loved one, we want to help you start on the road to healing and recovery. To discuss your case with a legal professional during a free case review, contact us online or call us at (805) 438-2952.