Why Rollovers Happen
Rollover crashes are some of the most terrifying accidents that can happen. One second you are driving along, and the next, your car is off the ground, flipping over or rolling several times. Even with seat belts and airbags, rollovers can cause many points of impact between your body and the car, glass, or the ground. If you are not wearing your seat belt, a rollover can eject you, and this often results in life-threatening injuries.
Rollovers might involve multiple vehicles, but they also can be single-vehicle crashes. This does not necessarily mean the driver of the rolled car was to blame, however, as there are external forces that can lead to a rollover. This is important, as the responsible party can be held liable for all resulting injuries and losses.
Some common causes of rollovers that might lead to liability include:
- Tire blowouts
- Having another vehicle run yours off the road
- Hitting an obstacle in the road that “trips” your vehicle
- Speed limits that are too high on curving roads
- Manufacturing defects
Liable parties for the above might include other drivers, auto manufacturers, road crews, and more.
Also, if you are a passenger in a vehicle and the driver takes a turn too fast, hits a curb, or otherwise acts negligently to cause a rollover, you can recover from that driver’s insurance company. It is always best to have an experienced Upland car accident attorney review your situation and evaluate which parties can be held accountable for your losses.
Speak With an Upland Auto Accident Lawyer About Your Situation
Rollover crashes are frightening and can result in long-term injuries and consequences, and you want the right legal help to protect your rights to compensation. Contact us online or call 800.983.4467 to learn how an Upland auto accident attorney can help in your situation.