Rollover Car Accidents in Texas
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If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a rollover accident in Texas, you may be eligible to recover compensation from the other party if the crash was their fault or if there was a design flaw in the vehicle. In either case, it is important to obtain experienced and skilled legal services from a qualified personal injury attorney.
At Erskine & McMahon, LLP, we are dedicated to representing injured victims in East Texas with high-quality and relentless representation. With over 100 years of collective experience, our Longview car accident lawyers have a thorough understanding of state laws and court proceedings to guide you through the potential legal complexities of your case.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
A rollover accident is one in which a vehicle flips over onto its roof or side. This type of accident typically involves Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), pickup trucks, commercial trucks, and vans. Rollovers are the main cause of fatalities in SUV collisions and the second cause of vehicle-crash fatalities overall, compared to head-on collisions.
The following are the common contributing factors of rollover accidents:
- Top-heavy, unstable vehicles. Tall motor vehicles with a high center-of-gravity are more likely to be involved in rollovers compared to small passenger vehicles and compact cars. The increased height and weight of these vehicles makes them less stable than smaller ones.
- Sudden jerking of the steering wheel and hitting “trips.” Most rollover accidents happen when drivers make sharp and sudden jerks of the wheel or hit trips, such as a curb or median. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 95% of all rollover accidents occur because of tripping.
- Poor weather conditions. When roads are slippery or icy, they create a stronger chance of car accidents. During inclement weather conditions, drivers may abruptly correct the wheel, resulting in a rollover.
- Multi-vehicle accidents. Based on a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 20% of all rollover accidents involve more than two vehicles. Multi-vehicle accidents generally occur on freeways or roads with a high amount of traffic.
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Rollover accidents can lead to serious injury, and in some cases, even death. Our Longview car accident attorneys can investigate your accident, gather evidence, and develop a strong legal strategy to reach a settlement inside or outside of court. Let us fight for your compensation while you make the best possible recovery.
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