Accounting for some of the highest percentages of fatal traffic crashes, automotive rollovers are considered to be one of the most dangerous types of collisions. When an accident causes a car or truck to turn over onto the vehicles side or roof it is considered to be a rollover crash. Due to the severity characteristic of these kinds of accidents, victims that do survive typically suffer from catastrophic, even life-threatening, injuries.
Any type of car or truck is capable of rolling over when involved in a traffic accident, even when the vehicle strikes a property and not another vehicle. SUVs and pickup trucks are the most frequently seen types of vehicles that rollover. The high center of gravity that these vehicles maintain makes them very vulnerable to rollovers. While preventing some rollover accidents may be impossible, a thorough understanding of the most common causes and associated damages will help to curtail the number of rollover crashes occurring each year.
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our skilled team of personal injury lawyers understands how stressful a rollover crash can be for the accident victims involved. Unfortunately, most insurance companies will attempt to award accident victims compensation packages that do not cover the costs of their suffering. Our experienced car accident lawyers work diligently to build a strong case that awards our clients the MAXIMUM compensation possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automotive rollover, Greg Monforton and Partners is here to help.
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Causes of Automotive Rollovers
Contrary to popular belief, the majority of automotive rollovers occur in a single vehicle crash. This indicates that some type of driving condition or driver error most often contributes to these types of collisions. On the positive side, this means that rollovers are largely preventable when the operator of the vehicle is attentive and focused on the roadway.
Snowy and icy conditions typically cause a car to lose traction with the road and begin to slide sideways, eventually causing automotive rollovers once the vehicle strikes a curb or other type of obstacle in the road. The most common factors that contribute to these accidents include:
- Soft-road shoulders
- Uneven ground
Beyond these factors, vehicle malfunctions are another leading cause of automotive rollovers. In the event that a defective part was the cause of the crash, the auto manufacturer of the vehicle will be held liable for any injuries suffered and damages sustained.
Hazards on the road present another potentially dangerous situation leading to rollovers. The following are the most common road hazards seen today:
- Absence of guardrails
- Newly repaired road surface
If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries following your traffic crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Greg Monforton and Partners is prepared to fight for your fair financial recourse today.
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Injuries Due to Rollover Crashes
Automotive rollovers frequently result in the most debilitating injuries of any type of motor vehicle collision. Due to the severe nature of these crashes, all accident victims are encouraged to seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident. The catastrophic elements involved in rollover accidents often leave passenger occupants overwhelmed and unable to recognize injuries. Therefore, it is imperative to visit a physician as soon as possible.
The following are some of the most common rollover crash injuries:
- Internal Injuries
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Seat Belt Injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Skull Fractures
- Rib and Torso Damage
- Broken Bones
Contact a Knowledgeable Automotive Rollovers Lawyer
Greg Monforton and Partners has dedicated their firm to protecting the rights of all accident victims throughout Canada. Our personal injury lawyers take their role seriously and strive to make each and every client feel as comfortable as possible. Rollovers often leave accident victims feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. With the guidance of our legal staff, our clients are able to focus on recovery while we handle every aspect of the litigation process.
When the negligence of another driver causes injury or harm to you, we believe that this at-fault party must be held liable for any damages suffered. If you or a loved one has suffered car accident injuries, our Ontario car accident lawyers are here for you.
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