Claremont Car Crash Attorneys Help Victims of Vehicle Rollover Accidents in Southern California
A rollover crash occurs when at least one vehicle tips over onto its side or roof at any time during an accident. Rollover accidents can be terrifying, and for good reason: They are extremely dangerous, and often deadly. If you’ve been in a rollover accident, or if you have a close family member who has been in a rollover accident, it’s likely that serious or fatal injury has occurred. If someone else was to blame for the accident, you and your family have the right to hold the at-fault party liable for the devastation they have caused.
The Claremont personal injury attorneys at Blasser Law help rollover accident victims recover compensation from the parties responsible for the crash. If you’ve been injured in a rollover incident in Southern California, you may be owed money for the lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other harms you’ve endured. Call a zealous and passionate Claremont rollover accident attorney at Blasser Law to start building your case today.
Rollover Accidents Lead to Catastrophic Injury
Rollover accidents are extremely dangerous. Rollover accidents may indeed be the most deadly kind of car crash. According to reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), although rollover crashes only account for around three percent of all traffic accidents nationwide, they account for nearly a third of all traffic fatalities. Safety experts estimate that there were close to 7,200 passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2020 alone that resulted from rollover crashes. A large majority (76 percent) of these accidents were associated with a pre-rollover impact, as opposed to a single-vehicle rollover with no impact.
What Causes Rollover Accidents?
Several factors contribute to rollover crashes. Many rollover crashes occur when a vehicle is struck in the side (T-bone or broadside crash), which can push the impacted vehicle onto its side or roof. Rollover crashes also occur in single-vehicle incidents as a result of sharp turns taken at high speeds without accounting for the vehicle’s balance. Certain factors increase the likelihood of a rollover accident, including:
- Drunk, drowsy, or distracted driving
- Imbalanced, top-heavy, or poorly-secured loads on commercial trucks and other vehicles
- Oversized loads
- Poorly-designed top-heavy vehicles
- Inclement weather and road conditions, such as icy roads, snow, rain, or heavy winds
- Speeding and other aggressive driving maneuvers
- Tire blowouts and tires falling off
- Uneven roads
- Multi-car pileups
Additionally, different types of vehicles carry different risks of rolling over. Larger vehicles with a higher center of gravity are at much greater risk of rolling over in an accident. In 2020, for example, rollover crashes accounted for 22 percent of vehicle occupant deaths in cars, but they accounted for 40 percent of occupant deaths in SUVs and 41 percent of occupant deaths in pickup trucks. A majority of rollover accident fatalities occur in single-vehicle rollovers; multi-vehicle rollovers tend to be less fatal for the occupants of larger vehicles.
What Can You Recover After a Rollover Accident?
If you were hurt in a rollover accident caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to seek compensation. Depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, you may be able to collect tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. The dedicated rollover crash lawyers at Blasser Law can help you understand your rights, the value of your case, and how to maximize your compensation.
Our zealous car crash attorneys help California rollover accident victims recover compensation for all of their harm, including the following:
- Medical costs already incurred
- Future anticipated medical expenses, including the cost of surgeries, medication, nursing care, physical therapy, prosthetics, and other treatments
- Wages lost while recovering from injury
- Anticipated loss of future income or future earning capacity due to temporary or permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and other psychological harms, including loss of companionship, loss of life enjoyment, and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
Call Our Claremont Personal Injury Law Firm After a Southern California Rollover Crash
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Los Angeles rollover crash caused by a negligent or reckless driver, contact Blasser Law in Claremont at 877-927-2181 for a no-cost consultation with a team of talented and successful Southern California personal injury attorneys.