What Caused Your Rollover Crash?

Monday, June 29, 2020

What Caused Your Rollover Crash?

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Car rollover accidents are more common than you might think and have the highest potential of leading to fatalities, according to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Motor vehicle accidents that result in car rollovers can lead to serious injuries, and sometimes even death, for the accident victims involved. When a car rolls over in an accident, the occupants of the car may suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, and even death. The sad part about many of these rollover accidents is that a great majority of them can be prevented by exercising care and caution while driving.

If you are the victim of a car rollover accident that was caused by someone else, and you have suffered one or more injuries, then you should have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side as soon as possible. The knowledgeable team of Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law can assist you with asserting a legal claim or filing a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties. 

How Do Car Rollover Accidents Typically Occur?

Sadly, there are many common causes of car rollover accidents. In most cases, a car rollover accident occurs when the vehicle’s center of gravity is altered. This can happen under a variety of circumstances, including all of the following:

  • Lack of control over the vehicle — Losing control over a motor vehicle can lead to a rollover accident. For example, the driver may be using a cell phone or engaging in some other form of distracted (or intoxicated) driving – or he or she may fall asleep at the wheel. When a driver loses control of his or her vehicle, the vehicle may strike the curb at a high rate of speed, increasing the chances of a rollover accident.
  • Other motor vehicle drivers — Although many car rollover accidents are single-vehicle accidents, these accidents can also occur where there are two or more vehicles involved. For example, if one vehicle strikes another vehicle at an extremely high rate of speed, then the second vehicle may roll over, causing the occupants of the vehicle to suffer serious injuries.
  • Aggressive driving maneuvers — Speeding and otherwise operating a motor vehicle in an aggressive manner can lead to a rollover accident. This is especially true in cases where a motor vehicle driver attempts to negotiate a tight curve at a high rate of speed. Again, this type of maneuver can throw off the vehicle’s center of gravity, causing it to tip over.

Filing a Claim or Lawsuit in a Car Rollover Accident Case

If you are a vehicle passenger who is involved in a car rollover accident, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the individual who was driving your vehicle, assuming that person acted unreasonably or did something wrong under the circumstances.

Moreover, if you are a driver or a passenger who was injured in a car rollover accident that was caused by another driver, you may be able to assert a claim or lawsuit against that driver for damages.

Given the serious injuries that often result from car rollover accidents, you may be able to pursue significant monetary compensation, including payment of all related medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. Moreover, if you lost a loved one in a car rollover accident that was caused by someone else, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf against all potentially at-fault parties.

Speak with an Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Attorney about Your Legal Matter Today

If you or a person you love has suffered an injury in a car rollover accident, time is of the essence in your case. A knowledgeable attorney at Malman Law can help you file a claim or lawsuit for damages. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer, please call us today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online. 

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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