Any type of vehicle can be susceptible to rollover, but certain vehicles have a much higher probability than others. Rollover accidents are very dangerous and are more likely to be fatal than other kinds of motor vehicle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 10 million auto accidents in the U.S. each year. Of those millions, only three percent of crashes involve rollovers, but rollovers account for nearly 33 percent of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes. That amounts to more than 10,000 deaths because of rollovers, but doesn’t account for the other thousands of catastrophic injuries that result from rollovers.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a rollover crash in central Illinois, our law firm may be able to help you seek compensation from the liable party or vehicle manufacturer whose product failed you while driving. At Kanoski Bresney, our Springfield accident lawyers help victims recover damages from negligent parties, including defective product manufacturers or distributors. Catastrophic injuries can alter the lives of victims and their families for the rest of their lives and even cause wrongful death. Our goal is to treat every client with respect, provide quick response and work hard to get the results they deserve.
When do Rollover Accident Most Often Occur?
Narrower, higher center of gravity passenger vehicles such as vans, SUVs and trucks are more susceptible to rollovers, but several factors can cause any vehicle to rollover unexpectedly, including:
- High-speed braking
- Avoiding road obstructions
- Improper construction zone markings
- Defective tires
- Avoiding a drunk driver
- Avoiding inexperienced drivers
- Avoiding distracted drivers or texting drivers
- Weather conditions, including rain, fog, sleet, ice and snow
The rural roads of central Illinois are especially likely to involve rollover crashes. According to the NHTSA, nearly three-fourths of all fatal rollovers take place where speed limits are 55 miles per hour or higher. Further, undivided highways without barriers increase the likelihood of rollovers.
How much is my case worth?
Our attorneys fully investigate your case with medical experts and accident reconstructionists. We hold the careless party responsible and value the compensation you deserve based on present and future medical needs, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
We handle motor vehicle claims with professionalism, and we help you concentrate on the healing process. We seek your maximum recovery and do all the legal leg work for you. Our case preparation will be ready to take your case to trial if necessary to pursue your best possible result.
Contact Our Springfield Rollover Accident Attorneys
Please call Kanoski Bresney at (866) 438-2419 or fill out our online intake form to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve injured victims throughout central Illinois with office locations in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield.