Rollover accidents are when a car tips over or rolls over while driving at speed, and they are one of the worst things that can happen to a driver. Everything you need to know about vehicle rollover accidents is in the following two facts:
- Vehicle rollovers make up 2% of all accidents
- Vehicle rollovers make up 35% of all accident fatalities
Rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other types of car accidents, with one out of two rollovers on average resulting in at least a single death.
The worst thing about these tragedies is how preventable they are. Often, a combination of highway conditions and tire manufacturing will lead to these serious and deadly accidents. If you or a loved one suffered tremendously as a result of a rollover accident, reach out to our West Palm Beach car accident attorneys. We can investigate the cause of your rollover accident, determine if the manufacturer is at fault, and fight for your right to recovery of medical costs and emotional pain.
Common Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are the result of top-heavy cars striking an obstacle or making a maneuver that puts force on the side of the vehicle (like making a sudden sharp turn at speed). That’s why taller, narrower vehicles are more likely to roll over. In fact, small passenger vehicles have less than half the fatality rate from rollovers as light trucks and SUVs do.
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Rollovers are made more likely by:
- Low tire pressure
- Excessive speed
- Higher suspension lifts
- Heavy loads at high heights
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an in-depth study of car accidents and their causes and found that 95% of single-vehicle rollovers that were caused by debris or obstacles in the road. However, and this is crucial, the study defined tire issues as road obstacles rather than vehicle defects. That’s crucial because tires are an incredibly important factor in rollovers. Low tire pressure can cause tire sidewalls to deform, allowing the vehicle to tip over much more easily.
Why Choose the Florida Vehicle Rollover Accident Attorneys at Clark Fountain
Let our personal injury firm investigate your car accident. We understand the causes behind rollover crashes, and we can look for the signs that point to manufacturer defects. We’ve seen far too many people forego their chance at justice because they assumed their accident was their fault—we don’t want you to make the same mistake. Our car accident lawyers in West Palm Beach have more than 200 years of combined experience and over a Billion dollars in verdicts and settlements under our belt, and we use that experience to ask the right questions and investigate the true causes of our clients’ accidents.
Speak with us in a legal consult—we want to give you the answers you’re looking for while fighting for your compensation. Call 561-899-2100 today.