Whenever a car accident occurs, it has the potential to cause costly damages, catastrophic personal injuries, or even death. Certain types of accidents have a reputation for being more dangerous than others. When it comes to personal injury and financial loss, few accidents are as devastating as rollover car accidents.
At Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP, our team of car accident attorneys will work hard to collect maximum compensation for victims of rollover accidents. We will gather evidence necessary to prove liability, and demonstrate the degree of loss that our Stockton, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, clients have suffered as a result of the accident.
Causes of Rollover Car Accidents
Car accidents have many potential causes, but the types of maneuvers that lead to rollover accidents tend to be very specific. Most frequently, a rollover accident occurs when a vehicle veers off the road and “trips” over another object, such as a curb, guardrail, or other obstruction.
Other maneuvers that can cause a car to lose control and flip over onto itself include driving at high speeds or taking turns or corners at excessive speeds. These types of actions can throw off the balance of a vehicle and cause it to tip on its side or flip over, particularly if it is a top-heavy vehicle that is more vulnerable to a rollover.
Finally, a rollover accident can be caused by another vehicle. Though rollover accidents often involve a single vehicle, an errant maneuver, such as unsafe lane changing, can push another vehicle off its path and cause it to rollover.
Rollover Accident Injuries
Rollover accidents are extremely dangerous. When a vehicle flips, a passenger can be thrown from the vehicle. Even if a person is safely buckled into their seat, the roof of the vehicle may collapse during a rollover, which could cause catastrophic injuries or death. Some of the most common injuries to be suffered by people who have been in a rollover car accident include:
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck or spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue and muscle damage
Fighting for Compensation
When someone has been injured in a rollover accident, liable parties should be held accountable for resulting damages. It is important that rollover accident victims consider working with a knowledgeable attorney, such as those at Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP. Our attorneys will gather evidence necessary to recreate the scene of an accident and determine who was at fault, whether it be the driver of a vehicle, a car manufacturer, or the city responsible for road maintenance.
Furthermore, our attorneys will explore all potential avenues of loss, so that we can fight for maximum compensation for our clients. We consider physical losses, including pain and suffering, as well as financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of wage-earning potential, and property damage.
Contact Our Legal Team
The car accident attorneys at Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP can prove invaluable in the aftermath of a car accident. If you’d like to learn how our legal team can help you collect the compensation you are due for accident damages, send us a message at your earliest convenience, or call (209) 477-8171 to schedule a personal consultation. We serve clients in Stockton, Walnut Creek, and surrounding areas.