Rollover Accident Attorney
Rollover SUV accidents as well as rollover accidents involving any other motor vehicle can be extremely serious and have a very high fatality rate. This can largely be attributed to the harsh impact of a vehicle hitting the pavement multiple times at a relatively high rate of speed. If you were involved in a rollover accident or prematurely lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you have the right to pursue legal action against the responsible parties seeking financial compensation. In the difficult period after a major car accident, experienced personal injury attorney Jack Bloxham can help you and your family. Call us toll free at 1-800-300-8561 or contact us online.
Rollover Injury Accident Lawyers in Oakland, San Jose, Walnut Creek & Fremont – Hayward
At the Injury Law Center, we offer roll over accident victims an opportunity to tell their side of the story. Contact our Walnut Creek, San Jose, Fremont-Hayward-Fremont – Hayward area, or Oakland offices for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We will evaluate the strength of your car accident case and provide a straightforward and educated opinion about your legal options.
Our personal injury law firm has successfully handled hundreds of rollover accident cases on behalf of victims throughout the Bay Area. We know how to conduct the thorough investigations necessary to build liability arguments that have a strong chance of success.
Common Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents have many causes beyond simple careless driving. Road conditions, speeding and the type of vehicle involved can all be contributing factors. In fact, it can sometimes be difficult to determine who or what is primarily responsible. As your legal representatives, we work to determine liability and secure the compensation you deserve by carefully investigating all factors relating to your accident.
Especially when a side-impact collision occurs at high speed, the laws of physics often dictate that the result will be a rollover accident. A car struck on its side may become sufficiently unbalanced that it will roll over. Or, a side-impact collision can cause the struck vehicle to leave the roadway, causing a rollover to occur due to an uneven road surface or loose gravel at the shoulder or on the median.
Rollovers can often be attributed to specific types of vehicles. Although any car, truck, or van can roll over, certain design elements make a vehicle more susceptible to a rollover accident. Vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as SUVs or passenger vans, are much more likely to roll when struck. A passenger vehicle struck by an 18-wheeler is also likely to roll, given the great disparity in size between the two vehicles. Some vehicles may not be especially susceptible to rolling but still be vulnerable to roof crush, which tend to result in more serious injuries for passengers in a rollover accident.
Speed is frequently a factor in rollover accidents. A majority of fatal rollover accidents take place in areas with speed limits in excess of 55 miles per hour.
Careless driving causes most rollovers in one way or another. Carelessly weaving in and out of lanes on a high-speed road can lead to a rollover collision. Speed in excess of posted limit can lead to a rollover accident. Drivers who are distracted by performing other tasks such as changing radio stations, talking on cell phones, or texting may cause side-swipe accidents, which frequently cause the impacted vehicle to roll. Tire blowouts caused by a driver’s or mechanic’s failure to adequately repair or maintain a tire is another common cause of rollover accidents.
Rollover accidents are sometimes mistakenly called “one-car accidents.” When law enforcement arrives on the accident scene, there may be only one disabled vehicle in sight. This does not mean, however, that the driver of the rolled vehicle is automatically responsible for the accident – the responsible driver may have failed to stop. In such a case, you need to hire a lawyer who is familiar with the special challenges presented by hit-and-run car accidents or cases involving uninsured drivers.
Contact Our Law Offices in Walnut Creek, San Jose, Fremont-Hayward-Fremont – Hayward area, or Oakland
It is our goal is to help you secure full and fair compensation to cover your medical bills and other damages. If you were injured in an SUV rollover or other auto rollover contact the Injury Law Center at our San Jose, Oakland, Fremont – Hayward or Walnut Creek offices or by calling 1-800-300-8561 toll free or email us today. You will owe no attorney’s fee unless we are successful in your claim.