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Rollover Car Accidents: Know Your Rights

By Matt Quick on September 21, 2018

Rollover car accidentCar accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury and financial loss in the United States. Rollover accidents are known to be particularly damaging. When a car rolls onto its side or completely flips over, property damage is likely to be severe and injuries can be catastrophic.

To ensure that victims of rollover car accidents in the Seattle, WA area receive the full financial compensation they are due for damages, it is important that they work with an experienced car accident attorney. The team of lawyers at Quick Law Group, PLLC have extensive experience working with victims of rollover accidents. They will build a strong case of liability and fight for maximum compensation for their clients.

How Common Are Rollover Accidents?

Rollover car accidents are actually pretty rare. According to statistics, only about 2 percent of annual car crashes involve a rollover. Despite how rare rollover accidents are, they account for a significant amount of accident damages, including personal injuries and death.

Data tells us that nearly 35 percent of traffic deaths are caused by rollover accidents. The stark difference between the number of rollover car accidents, and the amount of deaths they cause, highlights just how damaging rollover accidents can be when they do occur.

Causes of Rollover Accidents

There are various factors that can contribute to a rollover accident. However, the majority of rollover accidents are known as “tripping” accidents, meaning that the car rolls over after it strikes, or trips over, another object, such as a curb or guardrail.

In addition to tripping incidents, other causes of rollover accidents include:

  • Collisions that take place at high speed
  • Overcorrecting on a slick road
  • Tire blowouts
  • Poor weather conditions or improperly maintained roads

While any car can be involved in a rollover, SUVs, trucks, and vans are more susceptible. Since these vehicles carry a great deal of weight on top, it is more natural for them to tip over or flip when an accident occurs.

Seeking Compensation

Those who have been injured in a rollover car accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, vehicle malfunction, or poor road maintenance have a right to seek financial compensation for damages.

Damages in a rollover accident are likely to be severe, and injuries in rollover accidents can be catastrophic, especially if a person is ejected from the vehicle or if the roof of the vehicle caves in. To ensure that injury victims do not have to endure the financial burden of an accident, it is important to seek compensation from the person or parties liable for the collision.

The attorneys at Quick Law Group, PLLC can help clients obtain compensation for a full range of losses, including medical expenses, ongoing medical care, lost wages, a loss of wage-earning potential, and pain and suffering.

Contact Our Practice

If you have been injured in a rollover car accident, it is important that you meet with an experienced attorney before accepting any settlement from an insurance company. Contact our practice at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal rights. Call (425) 576-8150 to set up a consultation with one of the experienced lawyers at the Quick Law Group, PLLC.

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