Car accidents consistently rank as a leading cause of injuries in the United States. Any motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause long-lasting damages, but few are as dangerous as rollover accidents.
Victims of rollover accidents are likely to suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. If a rollover accident is caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, victims have a right to seek financial compensation for their losses.
The experienced attorneys at Golitko & Daly have handled cases involving auto accidents and rollovers in the Indianapolis, IN area. We are prepared to help others fight for the compensation they deserve.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
A rollover occurs when something disrupts the forward motion of a car and causes it to tip or flip forwards or sideways. Most often this disruption occurs because the vehicle hits another object, but there are several potential causes of a rollover accident, including:
- A tripping incident: Tripping is the most common cause of a rollover. This describes instances when a car’s tire hits an object, which may include a curb or dip in the road, and is pushed over.
- Speeding around turns: Sharp turns made at high speeds often cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles. In many cases, the car is thrown onto its side and may even roll into surrounding vehicles.
- Car design: Certain cars have higher centers of gravity than others. Vehicles like lightweight SUVs, or trucks, are more likely to rollover than others.
- Tire blowouts: A tire blowout is another common cause of rollover accidents. If the tire blows, it can throw off the balance of the vehicle and cause it to flip or roll. Tire blowouts are commonly the result of a defect.
- Poor road maintenance: Poor road maintenance can result in dips, potholes, or other issues that can lead to accidents and rollovers.
Accident liability is unique in each case, and will depend on the cause of the accident. Based on evidence that is collected at the scene and by witness testimony, liability may be assigned to the driver of an involved vehicle, the manufacturer of the car or other auto parts, or the city or county in charge of road maintenance.
Our attorneys will work to establish accident liability so that our clients can collect the compensation they are due for accident damages.
Rollover Accident Injuries
Rollover injuries and damages tend to be catastrophic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head-on collisions are the only type of accident more severe than rollover accidents.
Potential injuries in a rollover accident include:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Rollover injuries are likely to require lengthy medical treatment that will result in costly medical bills. Many injury victims need to take time off of work or may not be able to return to their previous line of work at all.
These, along with pain and suffering, are all losses that our attorneys consider when seeking compensation for rollover accident victims.
If you’ve been injured in a rollover accident and would like to have the experienced attorneys at Golitko & Daly look into the details of your collision, contact us at your earliest convenience. Call (317) 566-9600 to set up a personal consultation. We will be happy to recommend an appropriate course of legal action for your unique situation.