Help for Victims of Rollover Accidents in Durham, NC
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Rollover accidents are one of the most serious vehicle accidents. The injuries sustained by passengers in car rollover accidents can be catastrophic, even when safety restraints are worn by those involved. The roof of the vehicle can collapse, causing occupants to be crushed or partially ejected even when wearing a seatbelt, and the results are often very serious, if not deadly.
The injuries sustained in a rollover accident are not to be taken lightly. If you were personally injured, you know first-hand how helpless you may have felt at the time of the accident. Your injuries may have long-term consequences. It is important to take prompt action to obtain the legal counsel to evaluate your rights. You should not have to pay for being the innocent victim of a vehicle rollover, and we’re here to make sure you don’t have to.
Call us at Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group P.A. by dialing (919) 336-1932 or by filling out an online case evaluation form here. All consultations are free until your case is successfully brought to a close.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are typically caused by driver-related factors or vehicle-related factors. If the driver is at-fault, the passengers can hold the driver liable; while, if the accident was vehicle-related, the auto manufacturer may be liable.
Driver negligence in rollover accidents can involve several factors, including:
- Risk taking: Some drivers are prone to driving aggressively or taking more risks, including refusal to wear seatbelts or obey traffic laws.
- Speeding: Vehicles moving at higher speeds are more likely to roll over in an accident.
- Passing vehicles around turns: Passing around turns resulting in the center of gravity shifting, causing a rollover. This is often combined with increased speed to get past the other vehicle.
- Inexperience: Young drivers are more likely to be involved in car rollover accidents.
Vehicle-related factors include:
- Faulty Tires: Defective tires or blowouts can trigger a rollover accident due to the tire becoming a tripping mechanism. (Tripping mechanisms include curbs, debris or car parts such as the tire.)
- Accelerator Defect: A broken or stuck accelerator mechanism can cause a vehicle to veer out of control, causing rollover.
- Steering Component: If the steering component breaks in a vehicle, the driver cannot control the direction of the vehicle or the correction of steering.
- Electrical Defect: Electrical systems causing loss of lights or fires.
Common Rollover Car Accident Injuries
While rollover crashes are some of the most deadly types of car accidents, surviving a rollover car accident can often result in serious ongoing medical conditions.
In general, some of the most common injuries sustained in a rollover accident include:
- Head and neck injuries (these are some of the most common types of injuries because they involve the most vulnerable parts of the body in these types of accidents)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Serious lacerations and bruising
Many of these types of injuries will require extensive medical treatment and will usually have a long recovery period. If you are unable to return to work, or if you require an expensive operation, you deserve to know that these expenses will be taken care of by the individual who caused the accident. We can help you.
Durham Rollover Accident Lawyers
Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A. is a team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys take some of the burden of your auto accident off your shoulders. Our experience with personal injury cases affords us the knowledge required to fight for the compensation you are entitled to. We know how hard it can be to recover from an auto injury, and rollover cases involving long-lasting injuries are no exception. Don’t try to recover alone.
If you were involved in a rollover accident due to the negligence of another, contact Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group P.A. by dialing (919) 336-1932 or by filling out an online case evaluation form here.