Rollover accidents are vehicle accidents in which a car, SUV or other vehicle may tip over or completely rolls over onto its roof. In general, these accidents occur when someone loses control of their vehicle while it is on the road. Even though only one percent of all vehicle accidents are rollover accidents, they account for about one third of all traffic accident fatalities. This is mostly because the driver and/or passengers of the vehicle are often ejected from it during the rollover, causing serious injury or death. If you or a loved one have been injured in a rollover accident, you should consult with an experienced Houston car accident lawyer. This lawyer can be your legal voice in dealing with insurance companies to get a fair compensation settlement.
Speeding and Driving Under the Influence
Two major causes of rollover accidents are speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Making a turn at a speed that is unsafe makes it easier to lose control of the vehicle, especially if it is an SUV, van or truck with a high center of gravity. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are often overly confident and may exercise poor judgment when driving which results in loss of control that ends in a rollover accident. A collision with another vehicle may also result in a rollover accident in which a driver or passenger is thrown from the vehicle and seriously injured or killed.
Modern vehicles have more electronic gadgets than ever, but that doesn’t always make them safer if all the gadgets don’t work properly. Electronic stability control is designed to prevent rollover accidents by using automatic braking of the vehicle’s individual wheels. This is a computerized system that, like any system, can break down and fail. A tire blowout or tread separation may also lead to a rollover on a highway or road. Keeping a vehicle in good operating condition is essential for preventing rollover and other types of accidents.
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Personal injury lawyers at Lassiter Law Firm have been helping the injured in Texas for more than twenty years. We are based in Houston, Texas and look forward to supporting clients throughout the Houston area including Houston Metroplex, DFW Metroplex, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Austin and San Antonio. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a rollover car accident, we are here to help. We’ll use our knowledge and resources to investigate your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Visit our web page at legalteamhouston.com or call us at (713) 521 – 0104 regarding your free initial consultation today.