Of the various types of automobile accidents, rollover accidents often cause very serious persona injuries. SUV's are notorious for rolling over due to their high center of gravity. Rollover accidents have a number of causes and can affect cars differently depending on their type and without the help of experienced accident lawyers such as the ones at Kalfus & Nachman, Attorneys at Law.
The most common causes of rollover accidents are:
- Turning too sharply
- Turning too fast
- Faulty tires
- Inclement weather causing poor road conditions
- Defective vehicles
- Road defects (potholes, construction issues)
If the vehicle in question has a narrow wheel base, or is top heavy with a high center of gravity, the chances of rollover also increase. Manufacturers who fail to take certain safety precautions to reduce the chances of a rollover accident may liable for their defective product.
Rollover accident injuries are often severe. Traumatic brain injuries are very common in rollover accidents; spinal cord injuries are common, also.
If you live in the Newport News, Norfolk or Roanoke area of Virginia and have been involved in a rollover accident, please contact our office today to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation.