Of the various types of automobile accidents, rollover accidents have the potential for some of the most severe injuries and risk of death. Rollover accidents have a number of causes and can affect cars differently depending on their type and without the help of law firms such as Orlando, Florida’s Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., winning a case in a rollover accident can be very difficult.
While there are a number of causes of rollover accidents, the most common are:
Turning too sharply
Turning at too high a speed
Dangerous weather conditions
Poorly designed vehicles
Dangerous road conditions
If the vehicle in question has a narrow wheel base, or is top heavy with a high center of gravity, as is the case with many SUVs in rollover accidents, the chances of rollover also increase. Manufacturers who fail to take certain safety precautions to reduce the chances of a rollover accident or minimize the possible injury in a rollover accident – including Electronic Stability Control, airbags, seatbelts, crush resistant roofs, and designing cars with low centers of gravity – may be held responsible for their defective product.
Rollover accident injuries are often severe, including Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash, and burns. The severity of these injuries makes winning compensation even more important. Also, the property damage sustained in rollover accidents is usually much greater than in a less severe accident such as a rear-end collision.
The aftermath of rollover accidents can be just as difficult as the accidents themselves. If you are in the Orlando, Florida area and have been involved in a rollover accident, please contact of the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. and find out how we can help.