Posted in Blog on August 16, 2016
Any type of auto accident has the potential to result in very serious injuries. However, rollover accidents are uniquely dangerous. Rollovers account for a highly disproportionate share of all highway fatalities. Further, rollover accidents also involve some special legal considerations. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, please contact an experienced car accident attorney in Denver for immediate assistance.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) conducted a comprehensive study on the causes and consequences of highway rollover accidents. Unfortunately, the data paints a bleak picture. Rollovers account for only a tiny percentage of all car accidents, yet nearly 30 percent of all highway fatalities occur as a result of vehicle rollovers. While it is good news that rollover accidents are relatively rare, the tremendous damage that they can cause is extremely unnerving. The USDOT has found that the vast majority of rollover accidents, more than 9 out 10, occurred because the vehicle was ‘tripped’. Tripping refers to when a vehicle slides sideways, and then the tires stick into something, causing the vehicle to overturn.
When considering rollover accidents, it is especially important that every effort be made to ensure that all potential liable parties are identified. This is critical for two reasons: first, in these types of accidents, multiple parties might bear some liability; and further, the damages sustained in rollover accidents are often particularly bad. When assessing liability, your lawyer will immediately look in the following three directions:
At Zaner Harden Law, our passionate Colorado auto accident attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of accident cases, including rollover accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, please contact our office as soon as possible. Our team assists accident victims throughout the region, including in Boulder and Englewood.