Rollover Accident Risks
A rollover accident is one of the most serious types of accidents that can occur on the road. This type of crash causes severe damage to a vehicle and put its occupants at great risk of life-threatening or life-ending injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 10,000 people are killed in rollover crashes in the U.S. each year. This means that 1 in 4 traffic fatalities involve a rollover accident.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
There are several factors that can increase the risk of a rollover accident. Some common causes of rollover crashes include:
- Hitting a pothole or other road defect
- Top-heavy vehicles such as SUVs
- Uneven pavement or shoulder drop-off
- Defective tires that blow out
- Swerving to avoid another vehicle or an obstruction in the road
Accident Risk and Pursuing Compensation
The NHTSA reports that the chance of severe injury is 36% higher in a rollover crash than in a crash that doesn’t involve a vehicle rollover. If you or someone you love has been injured in a rollover accident, someone else may be responsible for the dangerous conditions that led to your crash. You may have legal grounds to sue another driver, the municipality in charge of maintaining the road, or the vehicle manufacturer for your losses related to your accident.
To speak with an experienced, understanding Waukesha rollover accident lawyer about your crash and the legal services we can offer to assist with your case, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.