How Rollovers Occur
An auto accident is regarded as a rollover when a vehicle is tipped either onto its side or its roof. In extreme cases, a vehicle can flip back to an upright position, or even continue through multiple rolls. The most vulnerable vehicles to rollover accidents are those with a higher center of gravity, such as SUVs, pickup trucks, and semis. However, all vehicles are subject to rollover, as long as a special set of circumstances exists. Some of these circumstances include:
- Tripping, which happens when an out of control vehicle slides sideways, then is suddenly stopped by a lateral force near ground level
- Crossing a slope or ditch, especially a “critical slope,” which is steeper than a 33% incline
- A collision in which one side of the vehicle is forced upward, while the other is not; this is common for side impacts
Unfortunately, these circumstances are mostly preventable and are usually caused by human error: lack of guardrails, unsafe vehicle design, or reckless driving, for example. If you have sustained injuries or suffered property loss in a rollover accident, you may be able to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit against the responsible party whose negligence led to your injury.
The Madison rollover accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are dedicated to seeking justice for our clients. We understand that many accidents are caused by negligence or error and that the victims of these collisions have many subsequent needs which incur expense, and they should not be left to bear these burdens. Contact us by calling 800-242-2874 today to discuss your potential case.