San Bernardino Rollover Accident Attorney
Overview of Rollover Accidents
When a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof, this is generally known as a rollover accident. Commonly, it is caused by a vehicle traveling too quickly while trying to navigate a turn. A rollover can also occur if a vehicle is sliding sideways and hits an obstruction, causing the vehicle to tip. High-speed collisions or a vehicle trying to cross a ditch or slope can also result in a rollover. This sort of accident can result in many types of injuries including lacerations, contusions, internal and external bleeding, fractures and even a spinal cord injury. In the worst sort of rollover collision, a
wrongful death can be the final consequence.
If you have been involved in a rollover accident, an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you to receive the compensation you now need. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a rollover crash is one of the most deadly types of accidents on our roads. The latest NHTSA statistics reveal that 35% of all fatalities in vehicular accidents were brought about by rollover accidents. 58% of those that drove SUVs and were involved in a rollover accident, were fatally injured. Rollover accidents frequently occur when there has been negligence on the part of another driver. They can also happen when there is a fault in the design or manufacture of the vehicle, causing it to be prone to rollover.
Have you been involved in a San Bernardino rollover?
At the Pacific Attorney Group, we feel strongly that the negligence or carelessness of another should be fairly compensated. A SUV and certain pickup trucks have comparatively narrow wheelbases and high centers of gravity. This can make them susceptible to rollover accidents. If you have been involved in such an accident, the severity of your injuries may depend on the speed of the accident, the number of rolls that the vehicle experienced and whether your seatbelts functioned properly. "Product liability" is the legal term for defective design or manufacture of a vehicle, which leads to injury or property damage.
Automotive product liability laws can be used to protect victims of unsafe vehicles. If your rollover accident was caused by negligence of another driver or due to product design, a knowledgeable attorney can properly apply the laws to obtain a successful outcome to your case.
Insurance companies that handle your claim may not have your best interests at heart. At times they can stall or try to reduce the amount of money you are owed. You may be faced with medical costs, future medical treatment, loss of wages and other mounting financial worries. A severe injury can take you out of the workplace for long periods. Insurance company attorneys can be expert at settling a claim for an amount that does not really compensate your fully for your pain and suffering. We would like to be on your side, fighting for your rights.
Contact a San Bernardino rollover accident attorney
if you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover accident and require professional legal services.