Seeking Compensation For Serious Injuries Sustained In Rollover Accidents
Vehicles that are top heavy or have other weight distribution problems are prone to tipping and rolling if they swerve, stop suddenly or are involved in an accident. Rollover accidents can result in very serious injuries or wrongful death for the passengers in the rolling vehicle as well as others on the road.
Christina Rivenbark & Associates provides experienced car accident representation to people in North Carolina. Whether your accident involved cars, large trucks or other vehicles, we can fight for the compensation you need to cover your losses. For a free consultation with a Wilmington rollover accident attorney, please call 910-338-9813, or contact us online.
Rollovers And Roof Crush Injuries
Because of their weight and structure, SUVs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large trucks have a tendency to tip over and roll in an accident. Any type of vehicle may be involved in a rollover accident, however.
If a vehicle is not crashworthy, the passengers are at risk for catastrophic or fatal injuries in a rollover accident. Many pickup trucks and SUVs are exempt from the roof crush standard because they exceed the 6,000-pound gross weight rating of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regulation. In some cases, the roof of the vehicle collapses and seriously injures passengers.
When the roof crushes, the vehicle collapses on passengers and offers no protection from contact with the ground. In addition, roof crush defects may cause the passengers to be ejected from the vehicle and subjected to further injuries.
Causes of rollover accidents can include:
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We will investigate your accident to determine the cause and the liability. Then our attorneys will build a case for compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and needs such as rehabilitative therapy. In wrongful death cases, we seek additional damages for funeral expenses and compensation for the loss of a loved one.