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What Are Some Common Causes of Rollover Accidents?

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Joliet personal injury attorneyRollover car accidents are an extreme form of a traffic accident that occurs when a vehicle gets flipped upside down and is propelled into a deadly roll. Rollover accidents are not particularly common, as the ingredients for such accidents usually involve extreme forces acting upon the car. These powerful forces cause the vehicle to flip over and be sent rolling. Unfortunately, most vehicles' roofs are not strong enough to withstand the force and pressure involved in rollover accidents. As a result, the occupants of vehicles involved in rollover accidents are often subject to extremely severe injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or even wrongful death.

Suppose you have been involved in a rollover accident that was another driver's fault. In that case, it is more probable that the other driver was negligently operating their vehicle, which resulted in you sustaining injuries. Because of this, you may be entitled to compensation which can be used to pay for your current and future medical bills relating to the injury, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. If you have been involved in a rollover accident, contact an experienced attorney who can help you pursue compensation while also protecting your rights. 

Negligent Driving Behaviors That Can Cause a Rollover Accident

As stated previously, rollover accidents are often the result of extreme forces acting upon a car. These extreme forces may have been caused by the following:

  • Unnecessary speeding – Drivers operating their vehicle at high rates of speed are at risk of contacting another vehicle to the point where the contact is enough to cause a rollover accident. 
  • Racing – Unfortunately, people race on public roads, which can result in dangerous situations. Not only is road racing illegal, but it is hazardous and can easily cause a rollover accident to occur. Cars swerving in and out of lanes trying to pass other drivers can result in a car swerving to avoid contact, which then causes the car to hit another vehicle or veer off the road and begin a rollover. 
  • Intoxicated driving – If a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may operate their vehicle in ways they would typically not. Since intoxication leads to depleted reaction times, cars can collide at high rates of speed since they lack the reaction time to hit the brakes. 

Contact a Will County Car Accident Lawyer

The astute Joliet car accident attorneys at McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC are committed to helping those who have been involved in rollover accidents and wish to pursue compensation for their injuries. Do not feel like you are in this process alone. Call 815-727-0100 today for a free consultation.

 

Source:

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/809438

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