The Dangers of Rollover Accidents
Getting into a car accident is a dangerous and scary situation, and it can cause severe injuries to drivers and passengers. While there are many types of car accidents that you may be familiar with, ranging from fender benders to rear-end crashes, rollover accidents are among the most dangerous types of car accidents to be involved in. A rollover crash happens when a vehicle falls onto its side or roof in a crash. According to the latest data from National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than any other kinds of crashes — and rollover crashes accounted for nearly 35% of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes. Read on to learn more about how rollover crashes happen.
Tripped rollovers happen when a vehicle slides off the roadway, and the tires dig into soft soil or strike an object, such as a guardrail or curb. This high-tripping force to the tires can cause the vehicle to roll over. The NHTSA reports that 95% of single-vehicle rollovers are categorized as tripped. Tripping can also happen when driving at high speeds, and one side of the vehicle hits a guardrail or other object, forcing a rollover.
Un-tripped rollovers are less common and typically happen to heavier vehicles, such as a semi-truck loaded heavily. Typically, an untripped rollover is the result of a maneuver or swerving to avoid a collision. When a top-heavy vehicle attempts to make a sudden move while traveling quickly, the momentum can cause the driver to lose control and be involved in a rollover wreck. When top-heavy vehicles are going at high speeds and making sudden moves, the momentum can cause the driver to lose control and be involved in a rollover wreck.
Involved in a Rollover Accident? We Can Help.
Rollover accidents are one of the most severe. Not only can the injuries be deadly, but they can also be the catalyst to life-long medical consequences and financial burdens.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries in a rollover accident, you have the right to pursue compensation. When it comes to the insurance companies and the tactics they use to low-ball settlements, we’ll fight back to ensure you get the proper compensation you deserve.
Contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C.. today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.