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A vehicle with a higher center mass – such as an SUV, truck or van – can easily tip over or even roll several times from the impact of an accident.
Roll-over accidents are becoming increasingly common in the United States as the use of SUVs and trucks has also increased in popularity.
SUVs and high profile vehicles aren’t the only ones at risk. Smaller vehicles and even sedans can encounter a roll-over accident when the conditions are just right.
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, SUV accidents are less fatal than those in vans. Also, it was discovered that alcohol, drugs, and speed often played a role in more fatal accidents.
Types of Roll-Over Accidents
A vehicle can roll over at any time the driver loses control. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are hundreds of fatalities each year in Florida from roll-over accidents. These reports also focus on the factors regarding those accidents, such as:
- If restraints were used
- If alcohol or drugs were involved
- Weather conditions
- Vehicle type
There are two types of vehicle roll-over accident categories:
- Tripped Roll-over – This is when one vehicle collides with another, a stationary object or an external force and is then tripped into rolling over.
- Untripped Roll-over – This is when a vehicle turns a corner too fast or loses control and tips the vehicle over.
Common Injuries Found in Rollover Accidents
A vehicle can land on its roof or side in a roll-over accident. Survivors may be disoriented when they attempt to exit their vehicle or they may be unable to exit while staying parked in oncoming traffic. Also, the extreme amount of force the roof takes on can lead to a collapse, which can lead to massive head trauma and death.
Some of the more common injuries seen in roll-over accidents include but are not limited to:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones or fractures
- Crushed spinal cords
- Dental injuries
- Head trauma, concussions, and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Jaw fractures
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
If you or a loved one has survived a roll-over accident, pain and mental distress are likely. Because these are highly traumatic events, some people have difficulty ever getting behind the wheel again – let alone in a car. The physical injuries and trauma to the body could result in the long-term need for care and therapy.
Getting Compensation for Your Accident Injuries
If you were injured in a roll-over accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The amount of compensation you are entitled to can vary, but some things you may be able to receive monetary awards for include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages or loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
The time is limited on how long you have to file a claim and the state of Florida has strict statutes of liability; therefore, you need to file your claim within that time frame to be eligible for compensation.
Injured in a Roll-over Accident? Call Us Now!
Being involved in a roll-over accident can leave you frustrated, confused, and unsure where to turn. When someone else is to blame, you have rights.
The team of Jacksonville car accident lawyers at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton are here to relieve your stress and help you through these troubled times. We will help you get the compensation you deserve for your compounding medical costs, lost wages, and your suffering.
As a full-service Personal Injury Law Firm, we make it our goal to stand up for our clients against insurance companies. We are here to help you.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation today regarding your roll-over accident case. You do not have to pay us a fee until we win your case, so call now.
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– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
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