Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents contribute to about 1 in every 3 traffic accident deaths that affect people in passenger vehicles, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When not fatal, rollovers more often than not lead to severe, if not permanent injuries, like brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

After rollover car accidents, contact the Montgomery and Birmingham rollover car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates to get the compensation you deserve.

After rollover car accidents, contact the Montgomery and Birmingham rollover car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates to get the compensation you deserve.

Some of the primary reasons that rollover car accidents so often result in catastrophic injuries and deaths are that these types of accidents commonly cause:

  • The passenger-occupied areas of cars to be crushed or even sheared off.
  • People within the vehicles to be thrown from these vehicles (especially if seatbelts are not being worn).
  • People to be trapped within vehicle, which can delay the administration of life-saving medical care. 

What can be just as devastating as the aftermath of rollovers is the fact that, in many cases, these crashes could have been prevented if not for the negligence of some other driver or party.

Negligence and Rollover Car Accidents

Some of the most common forms of negligence that often cause rollovers include:

  • Other drivers’ negligence – When other motorists are not sober, responsible, attentive and sufficiently experienced behind the wheel, they are more likely to run into other vehicles and cause rollover accidents. Some specific examples of other drivers’ negligence can include:
    • Violating traffic laws (by, for instance, cutting off other drivers, failing to use indicators when changing lanes, running red lights, etc.)
    • Driving drunk and/or under the influence of drugs
    • Texting while driving or otherwise driving while distracted
    • Failing to pay attention to the task of driving (by, for instance, texting while driving).
  • The negligence of manufacturers – Vehicles can have dangerous or flawed designs that make them more likely to rollover. For instance, when vehicles’ center of gravity is dangerously high and increases the risk of rollovers, the negligence of vehicle manufacturers may be to blame.Here, it’s also important to point out that specific parts of vehicles can have dangerous or defective designs and, therefore, significantly increase the risk of rollovers. For example, manufacturers’ negligence can contribute to rollovers when poorly designed or cheaply made tires cause blowouts and, in turn, rollover car accidents.
  • Other types of negligence – There are a number of different forms of negligence that may also contribute to rollovers, with some of these including (but not being limited to):
    • The negligence of the entities responsible for maintaining the roads (when dangerous road conditions cause rollovers)
    • The negligence of construction crews (when roadway construction sites aren’t properly set up or run, causing equipment to spill into the road and rollovers to occur).

Montgomery and Birmingham Rollover Car Accident Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC

After rollover car accidents, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to be aggressive advocates for your rights.

For more than 16 years, we have been dedicated to the pursuit of justice in every case we oversee, and our experience, dedication and extensive legal knowledge make us effective at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases.

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You are encouraged to attend an initial consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your rights. Set up this meeting today by calling us at (334) 834-2000 or by emailing us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.