Rollover Accidents & Compensation
Rollover car and SUV accidents often involve serious head and back injuries that require months of recovery, surgery, and physical therapy. While negligent drivers may cause a car or SUV to swerve in order to avoid an accident, poor road design or inherent design flaws in an SUV may also be to blame.
At the personal injury law office of Carter & Fulton, our attorneys have the experience and resources needed to hold negligent drivers, car manufacturers, and government agencies liable in rollover car accidents. Here, it’s important to consider other factors than those present to initially cause a car accident.
Was it caused in part by an improperly graded road? Had guardrails been present, would your car have rolled down an embankment? Did your car or SUV’s roof cave in when it rolled over? Did the seat belts or air bags fail in some way?
The presence of other factors may mean more than one party can be held financially liable for your injuries in a car rollover accident.
If you’re suffering from serious head and spinal cord injuries due to a rollover car accident, contact personal injury lawyers at Carter & Fulton today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.
Seattle Car Accidents, including SUV Rollovers and Roof Crush
The higher the center of gravity on an SUV, the greater the propensity for it to roll over at higher speeds when turning. Car manufacturers are aware of these issues but have not always responded to pressure from consumer groups to increase the safety of their SUV designs.
As a result, roof crush is still a problem in SUV rollovers. Essentially, roof crush happens when the roof of an SUV cannot support the weight of the vehicle, resulting in a cave-in of the roof. Manufacturers can be—and have been—held liable for injuries that result from roof crush. Here, the issue is one of foreseeability: did an SUV maker foresee dangers associated with the rollover of their vehicle and roof crush?
Poor Road Design and Car Rollover Accidents
Road design can contribute to car rollover accidents as well when poorly graded roads collect water or create uneven pavement. In other cases, dangerous curves may not be adequately identified with proper signage or may lack guardrails. Here, what might have been a minor car accident can result in major injuries or death when a car rolls down an embankment.
Even along the stretches of straight road or highway, the absence of properly designed dividers or guardrails can lead to head-on collisions or rollovers into the grassy midway. Our attorneys identify hazardous road conditions and hold government and municipal agencies accountable for poor road design and unsafe road conditions.
Contact Car Rollover Accident Attorneys at Carter & Fulton Today
The medical costs associated with brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and amputations that often occur as a result of a rollover accident are significant. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and discuss the legal options available to you for recovering losses associated with your accident. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact Everett, Washington, car rollover accident attorneys at Carter & Fulton today.