Victims of car accidents often suffer serious injuries, injuries that can cause permanent disability and change a person's life.
For those who are involved in rollover car accidents, injuries are often severe and may even be fatal. Car accident attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton is experienced in helping victims of rollover car accidents in and around Arlington, TX get the maximum compensation for their injuries and other damages.
If you are a victim of a rollover car accident, we invite you to contact the law firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton to discuss the details of your case.
What Causes Rollover Car Accidents?
Rollover car accidents can be caused by many things, such as driver error. Or, they may occur as a result of a vehicular defect.
Some common causes include:
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of all car accidents and most drivers have been guilty of driving while distracted at some point in their lives. Distracted driving occurs anytime a person doesn't fully pay attention to the road while driving. All it takes is a second to change the radio station, glance at your child in the backseat, answer a text, talk to passengers, or reach for something to miss seeing a hazard on the road. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to a rollover accident.
- Driving over the speed limit or faster than what is safe for road conditions: Rollover accidents may also be caused by driving over the speed limit, especially when taking sharp corners. Sometimes a person may not be driving over the posted speed limit, but he or she may be driving too fast for road conditions, like when it's raining, which can lead to rollover accidents.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol: Drugs and alcohol both impair a person's reaction times, judgment, and overall ability to safely drive. Driving under the influence is dangerous and can result in a rollover accident.
- Driving a vehicle with a high center of gravity: Cars with higher centers of gravity, like SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans are, by nature, more likely to rollover than vehicles with lower centers of gravity.
- Vehicular or product defect: Not all rollover accidents are the fault of the driver. In some cases, there may be a defect within the vehicle, such as malfunctioning brakes or steering, or a defect within a product necessary for the operation of the vehicle, such as the tires or brake pads.
Rollover Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
Rollover accidents can cause serious injuries, even death. Some victims of rollover accidents may suffer permanent damage and may not be able to return to work or do the things they used to enjoy. Injuries may range from mild to severe and may include:
- Bruises and lacerations: Bruises and lacerations, or cuts, almost always occur in rollover accidents. Bruises and lacerations may be small or large and are often accompanied by other injuries.
- Broken bones: Broken bones are common in many car accidents, including rollover accidents. Any bone can be broken in a rollover accident, but some common ones include the legs, feet, ankles, arms, hands, and back.
- Neck injuries: Neck injuries are a serious risk of rollover car accidents. Neck injuries may include such injuries as whiplash, nerve damage, or a broken neck.
- Spinal cord injuries: Some victims of rollover car accidents suffer spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries may be minor or more severe, potentially causing paralysis or other permanent disability.
- Head and traumatic brain injuries: Rollover car accidents often lead to people experiencing significant impact to the head. This can lead to serious head injuries, such as skull fractures or permanent brain damage.
Contact Car Accident Attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton
If you are the victim of a rollover car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To learn more about legal remedies available to you, call the law office of Roger “Rocky” Walton at (817) 429-4299 to schedule a consultation.
Related to This