Why Are Rollover Accidents So Dangerous?
A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle flips over onto its side or roof during a crash. These accidents can be particularly dangerous due to the unique mechanics and forces involved, leading to severe injuries and fatalities.
Here are other reasons why rollover accidents are so dangerous:
Vehicles have a higher center of gravity, making them more susceptible to tipping over when subjected to sudden changes in direction, speed, or collision forces. SUVs, trucks, and vans are particularly prone to rollovers due to their higher profiles.
Rollover accidents involve powerful and violent forces that can cause occupants to be tossed around the vehicle’s interior, leading to injuries from impact with the vehicle’s interior components or other passengers.
Vehicles are primarily designed to protect occupants in frontal and rear-end collisions. In a rollover, the roof structure may collapse, leading to serious head injuries or even fatalities, especially if occupants are not wearing seat belts.
Rollover accidents increase the risk of ejection from the vehicle, which is associated with a higher likelihood of severe injuries or death. Unrestrained occupants are particularly vulnerable to being ejected.
Rollover accidents often involve multiple impacts as the vehicle rolls, slides, or collides with other objects. Each impact can cause additional injuries and damage, making the accident more complex and dangerous.
The roof of a vehicle may crush or cave in during a rollover, especially if the vehicle lands on its roof or side. This can result in head, neck, or spinal injuries to occupants.
Inadequate safety features
Traditional safety features like airbags and seat belts may not offer sufficient protection during a rollover. Vehicles equipped with rollover-specific safety systems, such as side curtain airbags, may provide better protection.
Rollover accidents often occur at high speeds, increasing the severity of the impact and the potential for catastrophic injuries.
Rollover accidents involve complex dynamics, making it difficult for occupants to predict the vehicle’s movements and brace for impact.
Due to these factors, rollover accidents are associated with a higher likelihood of severe injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover accident, seeking legal assistance from a skilled car accident attorney can help you pursue compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.
How Can a Lawyer Help After a Rollover Accident?
At Friedland & Associates, our car accident lawyers specialize in handling rollover accident cases.
Our attorneys can help by:
- Investigating the accident thoroughly, collecting evidence, analyzing police reports, interviewing witnesses, and reconstructing the sequence of events to determine who was at fault.
- Our legal team can help you pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other damages incurred due to the accident.
Insurance companies often attempt to settle claims for the lowest possible amount. Our car accident lawyers have experience negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair settlement that covers your losses adequately.
- If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, our lawyers are prepared to take your case to court. We will represent your interests, present evidence, and advocate for your rights before a judge and jury.
Contact Us Today!
If you’ve been involved in a rollover accident in New York or Florida, our vehicle rollover accident lawyers at Friedland & Associates are here to help. We offer free consultations to discuss your case, evaluate your legal options, and determine the best course of action to pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can assist you during this challenging time.