Nassau County Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are vehicle accidents that result in the vehicle rollover over to its side or rolling over and resting on its roof. While SUVs are generally associated with rollover accidents, a sedan, minivan, truck or any other type of vehicle can end up in a rollover accident. For example, in June 2016 traveling on I-87 made contact with a tractor. As a result the Dodge Dart left the road and rolled over into an embankment. The driver of the Dodge was seriously injured. Rollover accidents happen far too often and can have devastating consequences. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 30% of passenger vehicle accident deaths occur in rollover accidents. One reason that rollover accidents are so deadly is that SUVs and other vehicles are fitted with relatively weak roofs that collapse during a rollover. As a result of the roof collapsing, a passenger in a vehicle that rolls over is likely to suffer a serious injury such as a traumatic brain injury, broken or crushed bones, painful internal injuries, or a spinal cord injury. If you or a family member was injured in a rollover accident that you believe was caused by another driver's negligence, you will need to speak to a New York Injury Lawyer. An experienced Nassau County Rollover Accidents Lawyer who will help ensure that those responsible for your injuries are held accountable through a personal injury claim. In addition, if during the course of the treatment for your injuries your doctor commits medical malpractice, the party responsible for your car accident injuries may be required to compensate you for the medical malpractice injury as well.Common causes of rollover accidents
One common reason that a vehicle rolls over is aggressive driving. If a vehicle is traveling too fast and is unable to properly navigate a curve, for example, the vehicle could end up going off the road and rolling over. In other cases an aggressive driver jerks the wheel abruptly and overcorrects, causing the car to flip over. In other cases rollover accidents result from distracted driving. If a driver takes his or her eyes off the road even for a second, the driver could hit a bump in the road or drift off the road, leading to an accident in which the vehicle flips and rolls over.
Another reason that a car may flip and rollover is that it hits something in the road that causes it to leave the road and rollover. For example, if a car hits a guardrail, median, or sidewalk, it could end up on its side or it could end up rolling over an embankment. The reason that the car hits something could be negligence on the part of the driver, or some external reason.
Like any vehicle accident, a manufacturing or design defect could lead to a rollover. If this is the case, then the manufacture of the vehicle may be legally liable to the victims.Consequences of rollover accidents
Victims injured in rollover accidents are often left in deep financial distress. Because the injuries tend to be quite serious such as traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and broken bones, the treatment is usually expensive. Not only do victims have significant medical bills, but their income is reduced since they are unable to work while they recover from their injuries. Holding the parties responsible for the accident will help alleviate financial stress caused by the accident. In a personal injury lawsuit or in product liability lawsuit you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering. If your loved one died in the accident, you may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.Nassau County Rollover Accidents Lawyer
If you or loved one have been injured in a rollover accident, that you believe was caused by the negligence of someone else, it is important that you immediately seek experienced guidance. Most rollover accidents are caused when one vehicle strikes another. The staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates has extensive experience representing clients injured in SUV rollover accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, and other types of accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident.