West Palm Beach Rollover Injury Attorney
A rollover collision is one of the most traumatic types of car crashes, and serious injuries are almost inevitable. In fact, rollovers only account for 2.1 percent of all collisions, yet make up 35 percent of all fatal collisions, according to Safercar.gov. If you were injured in a rollover crash caused by another driver, you have the option to file a personal injury claim against them. By filing a claim, you can collect compensation that will go toward your medical expense, lost wages, property damage, and much more. The West Palm Beach rollover injury attorneys at Hale Law, P. A. assist rollover victims with all manners of injuries, and will aggressively pursue compensation from the negligent driver who caused you harm.
Common Causes of Rollover Collisions
Proving liability can be difficult in some cases of rollover crashes. Unlike a rear-end collision or side-swipe crash, the rolled-over vehicle usually ends up fairly far in proximity from the initial cause of the crash. And, in order to win a settlement or lawsuit verdict against a negligent driver, you must be able to establish liability, or fault. Factors that enhance a rollover crash occurring, according to Safercar.gov, include excessive speed, alcohol (which is involved in half of all rollover crashes), tall vehicles such as SUVs and pickup trucks, and rural roads. Common causes of rollover crashes include the following:
- Falling asleep at the wheel—Drivers who drive while drowsy or fall asleep while driving often veer into oncoming lanes of traffic, or side-swipes vehicles to the sides;
- Drunk driving—Intoxicated drivers speed, lose concentration and veer into adjacent or oncoming lanes, and make erratic maneuvers, all of which can lead to a rollover by another driver;
- Distracted driving—Texting or other distracted drivers make the same errors that drunk drivers make: they veer from lane to lane, speed, tailgate, and generally do not pay attention to where they are going; and
- Aggressive drivers—Speeding, making quick lane changes, passing in no-pass zones or lanes, and tailgating all lead to dangerous, rollover situations.
Common Rollover Collision Injuries
Car safety has come a long way in the last few decades, but it is still likely that victims of high-speed rollovers experience life-threatening injuries. In a rollover, the crumple zone becomes the roof and side panels, which can collapse inward onto the victim. Airbags may deploy, but the violent nature of a rollover may result in injuries from multiple sides. Victims of rollover crashes generally suffer from more than one major injury. Below is a list of common injuries that rollover crash victims commonly experience:
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Herniated disc;
- Fractured vertebrae;
- Facial lacerations;
- Fractured hip or leg;
- Fractured ribs;
- Fractured facial bones; and
- Fractured collarbone or arm.
Reach Out to a West Palm Beach Rollover Injury Attorney Today
Rollover crashes are terrifying, and victims are often left with serious injuries, disability, permanent scarring or disfigurement, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here atHale Law, P.A., our rollover injury attorneys will help you recover all of these damages and more by filing a personal injury claim against the distracted, drunk, or aggressive driver who caused the crash. Contact us today at 941-735-4529 to schedule a free consultation.