If you or a loved one has been injured or died in one of these accidents, contact an experienced Sacramento accident lawyer to file a lawsuit to cover past and future medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses and more.
The size of SUV’s are often viewed as being safer than smaller passenger cars and although they can absorb more damage than smaller vehicles, they are also much more likely to be involved in rollover accidents. In fact, according to data, over 20,000 passenger vehicle occupants died in 2011 alone. It is the responsibility of every driver to practice safe driving while on the road. As a driver, make sure you avoid conditions that could lead to loss of vehicle control such as driving when tired or driving under the influence. Make sure you are careful while driving on rural roads. A significant number of SUV rollovers occur when a driver is trying to avoid an animal or some other debris on the roadway.
Because rollover accidents are typically single-vehicle events, other drivers are typically not liable. Problems with tires, wheel structure or other product defects can cause the accident and it doesn’t necessarily mean the manufacturer was at fault. The owner can be at fault as it was her/her duty to properly maintain the vehicle. But it could also be the fault of the manufacturer. Even if the driver is partly to blame, he or she may still be entitled to compensation for factors contributing to the crash that they were not responsible for.
These types of accidents can happen no matter how careful the driver is. It will be necessary to not only determine why the rollover occurred, but also to inspect if there were any defects so make sure to preserve the vehicle so proper investigation can take place.
Injuries from a rollover can vary and can cause physical, emotional and financial stress. Some common injuries can include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, broken bones, internal injuries, lacerations, amputations or in severe circumstances, death which can impact your daily life and add up to high medical bills.
The Weinberger Law Firm has over 20 years of experience dealing with all types of accident cases, including bicycle accidents. If you have been in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Speak to our injury attorneys for legal advice today.