Rollover accidents can lead to the most severe injuries that occur on the roadways. You should never have to worry about being involved in an incident like this, but there are times when the careless or negligent actions of other drivers cause serious harm. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are dedicated to helping our clients secure the compensation they need after serious accidents. Let our car accident attorneys get to work investigating the crash today.
What can cause these incidents?
As we focus on rollover accidents, it is important to point out that there is no single cause of these incidents. There are various ways that rollover accidents occur, including the weather, the type of vehicles involved, the speed of the crash, etc. The Pennsylvania DOT says that the percentage of light trucks, SUVs, and vans involved in rollovers was higher than those involving passenger cars.
- 5.4% of light truck, SUV, and van crashes were rollovers
- 3.4 % of passenger car crashes were rollovers
Rollover accidents are amongst the deadliest types of crashes that occur on the roadway. These accidents account for over 10,000 deaths across the country each year. Those who survive these incidents are often left with serious traumatic injuries as well as significant psychological and emotional trauma.
Some of the main causes of a rollover crash include:
- Operating too fast for conditions
- Drifting off the roadway
- Overcorrecting a vehicle
There are times when the gross negligence of a driver leads to a rollover crash. Drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs and those who are distracted are much more likely to cause serious crashes. When we look at the injuries that result from these incidents, that are often severe. When we consider that many rollovers crash results in the vehicle flipping multiple times, we know the occupants are more likely to sustain the following injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures and dislocations
- Loss of or damage to a bodily organ
- Dismemberment or amputation
- Other injuries that inhibit a person’s daily activities
- Significant disfigurement
During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were over 128,000 total crashes. Out of those, there were more than 80,000 people injured and 1,137 people lost their lives.
How can we help you through this?
If you or someone you love has been injured in a rollover car accident that was caused by the reckless or careless actions of another driver, please seek legal assistance today. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we understand that you need compensation for the expenses related to this incident, so let us get to work securing the following:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
We will handle the insurance companies so you can focus on recovering. If you need a Bensalem rollover accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.