Can I Recover for a Rollover Accident? How Common is a Rollover?
Thorough personal injury and accident lawyers in Baltimore, Attorney Eric T. Kirk MD have likely followed “rollover” litigation for years. Despite the lawsuits and substantial improvements in the stability of motor vehicles, a rather amazing number [119,000] of rollover accidents still occur every year. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA], although that figure that is only 2% of all car and automobile accidents.
The rollover type accident accounts for 1 in 10 fatal accidents.
Obviously, a serious occurrence, and when these accidents happen, the consequences can be extreme, or tragic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] statistics1 reveal
- Tall, narrow vehicles are more susceptible to rollover
- Speed is a factor in, and a significant factor in fatal, rollover incidents
- Alcohol, rural roadways and driver behavior are significant contributing factors
Perhaps the most surprising statistic is that some 85% of fatal rollover accidents are single vehicle accidents.2 Obviously, these events are a serious occurrence, and when these accidents happen, the consequences can be extreme, or tragic.
I’ve handled hundreds of motor vehicle accident claims over the years. I propose an initial legal assessment of a claim and a client conference, all without charge, to anyone who has suffered an injury in any car accident. Contact me today to begin the process of your financial recovery.
FN 1 All statistics NHTSA. http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Rollover/Causes