When you are involved in a rollover accident, it is critical to determine, first of all, who is at fault and second if there is insurance to cover for that accident.
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More than 6K passenger vehicle occupants die in rollover crashes every year. 28% of these accidents involve no other impact. An NHTSA study shows that sedans have the greatest rate of occupants killed in single-vehicle rollovers. The fatality rate given involvement in a single-vehicle rollover is comparable for all vehicle groups (SUVs, vans, pickups), between 2% and 3%. However, the rate of no injuries is lower in sedans. For example, the no injury rate in sedans, given involvement in single-vehicle rollovers, was an estimated 39%.
Rollover car accidents
IIHS data shows that in multiple-vehicle rollovers, the crash leading to occupant deaths can be caused by:
A frontal impact, leading to 45% occupant deaths.
Side impact, leading to 18% occupant deaths.
Rear impact, leading to 4% occupant deaths.
Rollovers also happen as single-vehicle crashes, after a car gets off the roadway. 18% of passenger occupant deaths were caused by cars rolling over after no initial impact. The greatest rollover rate for passenger vehicles involved in a single-vehicle crash was correlated with striking an embankment, at an approximated 30%, followed by hitting a culvert, curb, or ditch, at an approximated 17%.
A vehicle's age. Newer vehicles designed with electronic stability control (ESC) for crash avoidance have the potential in reducing casualties in single-vehicle crashes.
Driver-related factors. For example speed, seat belt use, the driver's age, alcohol consumption, incorrect maneuvers. Most passenger cars rolled over when the driver tried passing maneuvers, negotiating a turn, or changing lanes.
Vehicle occupancy. Higher occupancy is associated with a higher rollover rate. One explanation is that a loaded car has a different center of mass and it is less stable.
Road type. The highest rollover rate for passenger vehicles was on divided highways, with an estimated 12% of all single-vehicle accidents. This higher likelihood could have been due to the road type itself, or because divided highways usually have higher speed limits.
How Can The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Help You in a Rollover Car Accident Case?
No matter the circumstances that led to your rollover car accident it's important to plan an appointment with an experienced rollover lawyer as soon as possible and receive legal advice. The Law Offices Of Sean M. Cleary based in Miami can assist with Florida rollover crashes. The experts and engineers we collaborate with can provide exact information about the nature and extent of each party's responsibility for the damages you have suffered.
You may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages from time away from work, rehabilitation costs, medication costs, property damage, and even your pain and suffering. If a loved one was killed in a rollover accident, you may also be eligible for wrongful death benefits.