Grand Junction Rollover Injuries Attorney
While only about 2.1 percent of all traffic accidents that occurred last year were rollover accidents, nearly 35 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths resulted from rollovers, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). Rollover accidents are clearly deadly, and when they are caused by the negligence of another driver or individual, accident victims will likely be entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical bills, property damage and other losses
Causes of Rollover Accidents
In many cases, a combination of factors – including drivers’ behaviors, the vehicle itself and environmental conditions – play a role in causing rollover accidents. Specifically, some of these causes of rollovers typically include:
- The vehicle itself – Generally, vehicles that are taller, narrower and/or have higher centers of gravity are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents. Vans, pickup trucks and some sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are particularly susceptible to being in rollover accidents.
- Speeding – Speeding was reportedly a factor in approximately 40 percent of all fatal rollover accidents. In fact, when vehicles are traveling at higher speeds – even when that higher speed is legally within the posted speed limit – rollover accidents are more likely to occur. The U.S. DOT reports that nearly 75 percent of all fatal rollover accidents occurred in areas where the posted speed limit was greater than 55 mph.
- Driver intoxication – When drivers are drunk or are under the influence of drugs, their reactions are delayed, their vision and coordination becomes impaired and they are more likely to make poor decisions. This combination of factors increases the likelihood that intoxicated drivers will lose control of their vehicles and be involved in rollovers.
- Driver distraction and other driver negligence – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 90 percent of single-vehicle fatal rollover accidents occurred during routine driving (i.e., the driver was going straight or turning the vehicle on a typical roadway). This statistic strongly underscores the fact that driver distraction, intoxication, fatigue or some other type of negligence is likely involved in causing many rollover accidents.
Contact Our Grand Junction Rollover Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a rollover accident or in any type of motor vehicle accident, don’t hesitate to contact the Grand Junction rollover car accident lawyers at Killian, Davis, Richter & Kraniak, PC by calling (970) 241-0707 or by completing the form at the upper left-hand side of this page.
We are experienced at fighting for you and for your fair treatment and are committed to defending your rights in any legal setting. Our skilled legal team has proven time and again that our attorneys, who are dedicated to helping you personally at every stage of your case, are highly capable of bringing an experienced and successful approach to your case.
Our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience representing our clients in motor vehicle accident cases, personal injury cases, workers’ compensation cases, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) cases, social security disability cases and appellate law cases. Our dedicated pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will always make sure that your case is expertly brought to settlement or trial in a well-researched and prepared manner.