Common Causes and Factors in Rollover Accidents

Web Admin - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Rollover accidents are frightening, dangerous, and complex. They can also lead to serious or life-threatening injuries. In some cases, they may even cause short-term, long-term, or permanent disability. Learn more about the causes of rollover accidents, and what your rights as a victim may be, with help from the following information.

Some Vehicles are Prone to Rollover

Although any vehicle can experience a rollover accident, some are more prone to tipping than others. Generally, it is vehicles that are considered “top-heavy,” such as sport utility vehicles, minivans, pickup trucks, and full-size vans. These automobiles are narrower, taller, and have a higher center of gravity, which is why they are more susceptible to flipping in a crash.

Turns, Curves, and Uneven Road Surfaces

Turns, curves, and uneven surfaces, such as curbs and construction zones are also common causes of rollover accidents. The risk is even higher for vehicles that are prone to rollover. Sadly, this could come into play in situations involving construction zone negligence and negligence on the part of another driver. Examples might include swerving to avoid a drunk driver, running over a curb to avoid hitting a driver that suddenly swerves into the lane, or being side-swiped while attempting to make a turn.

Environmental Conditions

Driving in rain, sleet, snow, or other hazardous road conditions can also increase the risk of a rollover accident, especially for vehicles that are prone. To make matters worse, severe weather conditions increase the overall risk of a vehicle losing control because of their speed or maneuvers. In short, any driver that is negligent during such conditions is exponentially increasing the risk of accident death or injury to the drivers around them.

Drunk Drivers

Drunk drivers increase the risk of accident for every other driver on the road. They can also increase the risk of a rollover crash, especially for those driving vehicles that are prone to flipping. Unfortunately, some of these accidents end up being hit-and-run crashes, which can even further complicate matters. In these situations, it is crucial that you find experienced legal assistance with your claim.

How Our Arlington Heights Car Crash Lawyers Can Help

If you or someone you love has experienced a rollover accident, Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC can help. Dedicated and experienced, our Arlington Heights car accident attorneys will fight for your rights and best interest. We pursue the most compensation possible in every case. Schedule your consultation by calling 847-934-6000 today.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


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