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Top 5 Causes of Rollover Accidents

 Posted on October 04, 2022 in Car Accidents

Will County personal injury lawyerRollover accidents are a severe form of traffic accident in which at least one vehicle is flipped upside down or sent rolling. Inversion is not a normal result of a motor vehicle accident. Rolling over occurs only as a result of collisions involving extreme forces. As the roof of most personal automobiles offers little protective material, occupants of flipped vehicles commonly sustain life-altering injuries such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Wrongful death lawsuits brought by a victim’s surviving close family members are often born out of these terrible wrecks.

If you have been injured in a rollover car accident caused by another driver, it is very likely that the at-fault driver was negligent, if not reckless, in causing your injuries. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages and lost future income, pain and suffering, and more. It would be wise to consult an attorney when dealing with a claim of this magnitude. 

Negligent and Reckless Mistakes That Can Lead to Rollover Accidents

Causing a vehicle to roll takes substantial force, far beyond what is frequently seen in typical motor vehicle accidents. The grave mistake that the at-fault driver likely made may have been: 

  • Excessive speeding - Drivers traveling at extremely high speeds are more likely to strike another vehicle hard enough to cause a rollover. 
  • Racing - Public streets are not a racetrack, but some groups of auto enthusiasts sometimes insist on treating them as such. Racing on public roads is illegal and shows little regard for the lives of every other person on or along the makeshift racetrack. Damages in excess of the amount strictly owed in compensation may sometimes be available for those injured by street racers. 
  • Intoxication - Drivers who are intoxicated by alcohol or other substances are more likely to cause a rollover accident because they lack the reflexes to take any steps to prevent it. Intoxicated drivers may be unable to begin braking in time to mitigate the severity of an accident, resulting in auto accidents at high speeds. 
  • Fleeing - Those who are attempting to flee from the police are often engaging in some combination of all of the above mistakes. Police chases almost inevitably end in a motor vehicle crash of some sort. 
  • Inattentive merging - Another common fashion in which rollover accidents occur is when a vehicle is forced off the road where there is a steep drop-off sufficient to tip the vehicle. 

If you have been injured in a rollover accident, it is important to contact an attorney promptly so that they can initiate an investigation before relevant evidence has vanished from the roadside. 

Call a Will County Car Accident Attorney

McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC is experienced in investigating rollover accidents to identify the causes. Our skilled Joliet car accident lawyers will aggressively pursue the complete amount of compensation you deserve. Call 815-727-0100 for a free consultation. 




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