A rollover accident (also known as a flipped car accident) is a type of collision where a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof. As you can imagine the amount of force necessary to tip a vehicle onto its side or roof would be great. Oftentimes these types of collisions occur at a high rate of speed, making the crash particularly serious for drivers and passengers involved.
There are two main types of rollover collisions:
- A rollover caused by forces from an external object like curb or impact with another vehicle
- A rollover caused by vehicle defect, speed or lack of friction with the driving surface
Drivers and passengers involved in a rollover almost always suffer serious and often even fatal injuries as a result. Rollovers may cause a vehicle occupant to be ejected from the vehicle, sustain crush injuries that require amputation or cause paralysis. Head injuries, deep lacerations and broken bones are also common injuries often sustained in a rollover crash.
Who is at Fault for a Rollover Accident?
Because the cause of rollover accidents can vary greatly it’s not always immediately clear who is at fault in a rollover crash.
Due to their design or even manufacturer defect some vehicles may be more prone to rollovers than others. As experienced accident lawyers, we can assist you in determining who is at fault in your case, and can offer support even in complicated circumstances to ensure the party who caused your crash is held responsible.
Common Causes Of Rollover Accidents
- High rate of speed
- Inclement weather
- Unsafe driving
- Impaired driving
- Tire failure
- Vehicle design or manufacturing defects
At Tarrabain Law, we can offer access to specialized accident reconstruction experts, to help determine the circumstances and any liability involved in your crash. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we’ve represented a number of rollover collisions and we can support you through the process of seeking damages in your case.
“Because of the typical extent of injuries, rollovers are especially destructive for drivers, passengers and their loved ones. We are here to offer our expertise and guidance as you deal with the devastating outcomes of your rollover,” says Founder of Tarrabain Law, Senia Tarrabain.