Rollover accidents can lead to severe and life-threatening injuries for drivers and passengers. In many cases, a rollover accident is caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our team is ready to help you secure compensation after being involved in a serious accident. Our Dallas rollover accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Data from the Texas Department of Transportation states that there were 3,639 traffic fatalities and nearly 250,000 injuries caused by traffic accidents during the latest according year of data. Texas does not specifically list how many accidents involved a vehicle rolling over.
To put rollover crash severity into perspective, one recent year of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that rollover crashes accounted for only 2.1% of incidents in the United States. However, these incidents were responsible for nearly 35% of all deaths during that year.
Rollover crashes occur in a variety of ways, and they can be single-car incidents or accidents involving multiple vehicles. While bad weather and roadway conditions can increase the chance of a rollover accident, these incidents can also happen on clear days with no obvious hazards. Light trucks, SUVs, and vans have a higher risk of rollover crashes than traditional passenger sedans due to their higher center of gravity.
Some common causes of rollover crashes can include:
In many cases, rollover accidents are caused by the gross negligence of other drivers. These incidents are much more likely to occur in crashes involving alcohol– or drug-impaired drivers as well as with those distracted by their cell phones or other devices.
Rollover crashes can cause devastating injuries. This is particularly true for those who are unrestrained inside a vehicle. Survivors of rollover crashes are often left dealing with major injuries, and it is not uncommon for our Dallas rollover accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained the following:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a car accident in Dallas that was caused by another driver’s negligence, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team will conduct their investigation into your case in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include: