Any vehicle can rollover, however drivers and passengers in a sports utility vehicle (SUV), minivan or truck are most at risk for facing a deadly rollover accident. This is because when compared to cars, SUV’s have a higher center of gravity (taller) which directly influences a vehicle’s stability, particularly when a vehicle makes a quick turn or swerve or is crashed into at a high rate of speed.
However, no matter what vehicle is driven, injuries from a rollover accident are often serious, even life threatening. In fact according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than half of all single vehicle accident deaths are a result of a rollover accident. In addition, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 280,000 rollover accidents are reported each year with more than 10,000 deaths attributed to those accidents.
More than any other type of crash, rollovers are a result of the interaction of the driver, road, vehicle or other environmental factors. Some of the most common factors that may cause a vehicle to rollover include:
Injuries in a rollover can range from minor to severe, though in most incidents the injuries sustained are serious. Some of the most common injuries a victim may suffer from include:
Victims of rollover accidents in Michigan, both drivers and occupants, even if the incident is a single-vehicle accident, do have legal rights. Therefore, depending on how your accident occurred and injuries suffered will determine what compensation may be available to you and who you file the claim against. For example, if the rollover accident occurred due to a mechanical failure or defective auto part, the vehicle’s manufacturer can be held responsible for your injuries and accident-related costs. If the accident occurred due to the negligence of another driver, a victim and his or her family may be able to hold the at-fault driver liable for their pain and suffering damages. If the rollover was a single-vehicle crash, since Michigan is a no-fault state, victims may be entitled to file a claim against their own insurance company for their accident-related losses, including medical bill reimbursement, lost wages if any, attendant care (in-home nursing care), and more.
With the help of an experienced Michigan car accident attorney, victims and their families will be able to get the compensation they deserve. Michigan rollover accidents can lead to a lot of injuries and problems for drivers and passengers like, both immediately and unfortunately, more often than not, for life. For this reason it is important that you discuss your case with an attorney who can explain your rights to you and determine what legal recourse is available.
At the law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C. our auto accident attorneys actively represent victims of rollover crashes. We have over 30 years of helping those injured obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. We can help you too. Find out today what legal recourse is available to you and discuss your case for free and of no obligation. Call now at (248) 793-2010. We will answer all of your questions and explain the legal process to you.
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