Rollover accidents are actually quite rare, but they are extremely dangerous, most times ending in fatality. Three out of 100 accidents are rollovers, but 30% of fatalities in road accidents are caused by rollovers. Given the safety precautions the vehicles have these days or the rules and regulations of Pennsylvania traffic, such accidents are unlikely. But if you or your loved ones are involved, then you or they can suffer from severe injuries if not worse. In such cases, to deal with the consequences as well as to get the right amount of compensation, it is necessary for you to get in touch with a professional Washington, PA accident lawyer immediately.
The main cause of such devastating accidents is generally tripping, means when the car tires or the truck tires hit a bump, soft shoulder or a carb. This causes complete loss of control over the vehicle that makes it roll over sideways. Tripping is the cause of 95% of single vehicle accidents. Mostly SUVs, pickup vans, and minivans are involved in such accidents due to their high center of gravity. Surprisingly, only 15% of accidents involve more than one vehicle.Causes of Rollovers
There can be various causes of such rollover accidents,
- Slick road due to bad weather condition
- Tire blowout
- Poor vehicle design or maintenance
- Potholes and bumps
- Avoiding another motorist
- Ignoring road signs or signals
- Road construction work
- Lack of signs of bad road conditions
Since it is quite tricky to understand what the exact cause of such an accident can be and who can be the liable person, it is necessary that you get in touch with a Washington, PA injury lawyer who will have a clear understanding of such cases so that he or she can guide you through the legal procedure.
In the case of tire defect or the fault in vehicle design, the liable people will be the car and tire manufacturer, the dealership, the auto repair store. But, it becomes trickier when it comes to road condition. Depending on the location and the condition of the road, one needs to find out who can be the liable authority, whether the state or the federal, county or city authority. A Washington, PA accident lawyer can help you figure out who is at fault.Injuries
In such accidents, generally, the passengers are thrown out of the vehicle or the roof collapses. Depending on these, the injuries can vary. The most common injuries are:
- Brain injury
- Fractured bone and neck
- Internal injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma
If you are dealing with severe injuries and the treatment, trust us at Horowitz & Logue, and our experienced Washington, PA injury lawyers to take care of your case. We will do the research and investigation into your case to earn you the compensation you deserve. Give us a call now for a free consultation at (724) 288-9750.