Rollover Accident Lawyer
Melbourne and Orlando, Florida
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicles that have a higher center of gravity are more susceptible to rollover if involved in a single car crash. Pickup trucks, minivans, and SUVs all fall into this higher profile vehicle category.
In a rollover accident, it is more likely that drivers and passengers will die or be seriously injured in this type of accident. After a significant rollover accident, medical expenses mount quickly with severe injuries, so address your personal injuries legally so that the financial impact upon your life and that of your family doesnt become catastrophic. By contacting the SUV rollover lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter (The Florida Firm) in Melbourne or Orlando, Florida, you can start the process toward obtaining financial compensation for your injuries and damages.
Common Causes for Rollover Accidents
When you drive an SUV and strike something low, like a curb, shallow gulley or pothole, you have an increased risk of a tripped rollover. In fact, of all rollover crashes 95% of them were tripped. Other causes of rollover accidents include:
- Vehicle overcorrection if a driver were to lose control of his car while using a cell phone, then quickly jerk the wheel back, this type of overcorrection could flip the vehicle
- Top-heavy vehicles more than half of rollover accidents occur in SUVs, with only 25% occurring with sedans
- Overloaded vehicles by adding weight to the top of the vehicle, you bring the center of gravity away from the ground, thus increasing your risk of rollover
- Aggressive drivers quick lane changes and driving at higher speeds cause rollovers even if the vehicle has not been tripped
Responsible Parties in a SUV Rollover Accident
Every automobile accident claim is unique, and sometimes more than one party is responsible. By consulting a qualified personal injury attorney, like our attorneys at The Florida Firm, your case can be evaluated for determination of liability. Some of those liable parties may include:
- Car manufacturer and their parts
- Tire manufacturer
- Wholesalers and dealers
Courts may find a defendant in an SUV rollover accident liable under one or more liability theories, like negligence, strict liability or breach of warranty.
If you live in the Melbourne or Orlando area of Florida and need an SUV rollover lawyer, please contact our attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter. Please call our office today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim and evaluate your options.