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Rollover Accident Attorneys

According to Consumer Reports, the percentage of car accidents that involve a vehicle rollover is very low at only 3%. Even so, 30% of all deaths from serious accidents occur in rollover accidents. This is a testament to how dangerous these types of accidents are, as well as the seriousness of any injuries obtained in a rollover accident. At Banafshe Law Firm, PC, our rollover accident attorneys understand how to recover for injuries sustained in such accidents and take pride in assisting their clients in obtaining appropriate compensation.

Paramedics and firefighters rescue man trapped in car from a rollover car accident

Common Causes of Rollover Accidents in California 

  • Driver Error: When a driver is fatigued or inattentive, they may lose control of the vehicle. Loss of driver control contributes to a significant number of rollover accidents.
  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Multi-vehicle accidents such as T-Bone collisions can cause a rollover accident when the vehicles collide with enough force to lift one side of one of the cars off the ground. Also, when vehicles crash and one of them collides with another object, such as a guardrail, a rollover can occur.
  • Vehicle Defects: Steering wheel lock-ups and faulty brakes are both vehicle defects that can cause a rollover accident. Vehicle defects are not the fault of the driver, and our rollover accident attorneys can pursue compensation from the manufacturer of the defective part(s).
  • Tire Failure: The force from a tire blowout can cause a vehicle to rollover. Also, defective and worn tires can contribute to loss of vehicle control and cause a vehicle to rollover. 
  • Tripping: “Tripping” refers to when a vehicle hits or swerves into an object, such as a curb, causing the vehicle to trip and rollover. 
  • Driving Under the Influence:  Almost 50% of all rollover accidents involve alcohol use, which causes loss of motor control and inhibits reaction time. DUI accidents typically involve vehicles travelling at a high speed which contribute to vehicles rolling over.

Rollover Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following are accurate statistics regarding rollover accidents:

  • Almost 75% of all rollover accidents occur in rural areas
  • Nearly 85% of all fatalities resulting from rollover accidents occur in single-vehicle crashes
  • Almost 75% of all fatal rollovers occurred in places where the posted speed limit was 55 miles per hour or higher
  • Taller, narrower vehicles, such as SUVs, are more likely to roll over in the event of a single-vehicle crash
  • Over 90% of vehicles involved in fatal, single-vehicle roll-over crashes were involved in routine driving maneuvers

Speak With an Experienced Rollover Accident Law Firm 

If you have been injured in a rollover accident, seek counsel from our auto accident law firm. You can contact us at 1-800-789-8840 or on our contact page for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 and se habla espanol. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced litigators who pride themselves on being zealous advocates for their clients. Let us put our years of experience and legal know-how to work for you.