Our Rollover Accident Attorneys Can Help You Recover the Reparations You Deserve
A rollover crash, which occurs when a vehicle flips onto its roof or side, can be devastating, causing both physical and emotional injuries. Vehicles with high centers of gravity, such as SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans are highly susceptible to these types of crashes. At Will Ferguson & Associates in Albuquerque, New Mexico, our rollover crash attorneys understand the dangerous nature of these incidents and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the restitution you deserve.
Causes of Vehicle Rollover Accidents
Rollover crashes are a specific type of motor vehicle crash in which a vehicle rolls onto its side or roof. This type of accident has a much higher fatality rate than other types of car crashes. Certain circumstances may result in a rollover, including:
- Collisions with other vehicles
- Debris or hazards on the road
- Being cut off by another car
- Sideswipe crashes
- Veering onto the shoulder
- Swerving suddenly or turning too quickly
- Driving across a steep hill or ditch
- Defective automobile parts
- Falling Asleep
For the most part, drivers can avoid these serious crashes by taking certain safety precautions.
How to Avoid a Rollover Accident
It is important to take the time to learn about your vehicle and its limitations. In addition, you should carefully observe how your vehicle handles turns and hills. When purchasing a new vehicle, you should review safety ratings and familiarize yourself with safe driving practices.
Vehicles with high centers of gravity, such as SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans are highly susceptible to rollover crashes. If you already own a vehicle that is more susceptible to a rollover crash, you should be cognizant of the fact that certain types of driving maneuvers can increase your risk. In addition, you may wish to avoid driving in bad weather or loading your car with top-heavy cargo.
Victims in rollover crashes are more likely to suffer more severe, life-threatening injuries than those involved in other types of crashes. Injuries resulting from rollover crashes include:
- Brain injuries sustained from direct contact with the roof, windows, or steering wheel
- Facial lacerations from broken glass
- Spinal cord injuries from the impact of the crash on the neck and back
- Broken bones in the arms, legs, or chest
- Burns from a vehicle fire during or after the crash
No matter what type of vehicle you drive, make sure to wear your seatbelt to help ensure your safety. Should a rollover crash occur, your seatbelt can save you from severe injuries or fatality.
Why Work with Will Ferguson & Associates?
Will Ferguson & Associates has secured settlements in single and multi-vehicle rollover crashes. In addition, our firm has managed and litigated over 2,400 personal injury claims since 1983. We are the preferred legal firm for New Mexico residents dealing with severe automobile crashes and injuries.
Schedule a Case Evaluation
If you trust your case to our attorneys, you can rest assured that we will use our extensive resources and knowledge of auto crash laws to help you collect the compensation you deserve. If you or your loved one was injured in a rollover crash, schedule a free consultation today by calling (505) 243-5566 or filling out our online form.