Help for Victims of Rollover Accidents in North Carolina

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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 firsthand how out of control you were of the situation. Your injuries may be the fault of the driver, or possibly the fault of defective vehicle safety systems or parts. In either case, you may have a legal case and are due compensation for the injuries you sustained. 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.

rolled passenger vehicle laying upside-down in the middle of the roadDriver negligence in rollover accidents can involve any of 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

Let our team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys take some of the burden of you auto accident off your shoulders. Our experience with personal injury cases, as well as cases against auto manufacturers, 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-last injuries are no exception. Don’t try to recover alone.

If you have lost a loved one, or you are a survivor of a rollover car accident, contact Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A today and reach our team of auto accident attorneys at (919) 336-1932.

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