Rollover Injury Lawyer
Legal Representation for Injury Victims Nationwide
Help From a Car Accident Lawyer
One common type of
car accident is a car rollover. This type of accident is defined as a vehicle rolling
onto its side or roof at the time of a crash, according to the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). These types of accidents can be very
dangerous and can sometimes lead to the vehicle's occupants being
partially or fully ejected from the vehicle. While car rollovers have
been found to make up a small percentage of all crashes (just 3 percent),
they make up more than a third of deaths among passenger vehicle occupants,
according to data cited by the institute.
Victims in these types of accidents can sustain very serious injuries,
which can lead to expensive medical costs and lowered quality of life.
When individuals are facing this type of situation because of the fault
of another individual or entity, they will likely need to file a
car accident insurance claims in order to receive the full compensation that is necessary for their
recovery. Contacting a Houston car accident attorney can help you improve
your chances of receiving a fair settlement, or even a fair jury award
if you end up having to file a lawsuit.
The Doan Law Firm is equipped to handle these types of cases.
What can cause a rollover accident?
According to IIHS, car rollovers generally occur after a driver loses control
over his or her vehicle, which can then cause the vehicle to slide sideways.
The actual rollover is then often triggered by an object in the vehicle's
pathways, such as uneven roadway, a guardrail, a curb or other objects.
In other instances, there is no such object, but rather the accident is
caused by an overly aggressive turn by the driver. There are also many
instances in which car rollovers occur because of another driver's
negligence, such as when that driver's vehicle hits the victim's
vehicle, causing a rollover.
A car manufacturer's mistakes in designing or making the victim's
vehicle can also cause or worsen a rollover accident, as well as the resulting
injuries. For example, if the vehicle's roof had a higher likelihood
of caving in during a crash, or if there was a problem with the car that
led to the vehicle crashing and rolling over, the manufacturer could be
considered a responsible party in causing the victim's injuries. When
others are at fault for a person's rollover accident, those individuals
or corporations can be held financially liable for their negligence.
Certain vehicles are much more likely to have rollover accidents. These
include SUVs and pickup trucks, through SUVs are even more likely than
pickup trucks to be involved in these types of accidents. According to
statistics cited by IIHS, 57 percent of individuals who died SUV crashes
in 2010 were in vehicles that had rolled over, compared to just 24 percent
for pickup trucks. Vehicle rollovers are a more likely to occur on rural
roads, where SUVs and pickup trucks are generally driven more often than
smaller vehicles. Regardless of these statistics, smaller cars can also
have rollover accidents.
Strategic Legal Representation by a Knowledgeable Lawyer
When providing that a car rollover was caused by another individual, it
will be crucial to secure a strong car accident attorney. That is because
insurance companies will often try to avoid having to pay the full amount
of claim settlements that victims are due. They might try to make settlement
offers that are too low, or even deny compensation altogether. The responsible
party or insurer might try to claim that the victim were actually the
person at fault for the accident and is therefore not entitled to payment.
At The Doan Law Firm, we are able to help our clients determine how much
their claims are worth. We provide our clients with aggressive representation,
and we push for the best results possible in their cases. If you were
in a car rollover accident in the Houston, Texas area, contact our firm
as soon as possible so we can provide you with a
free initial consultation.