Rollover Car Accident Lawyer in the Bronx
Any car accident can be a violent, harrowing experience. If one of the cars rolls over as the result of the forces at play during the crash, the impact can be even more intense. A rollover accident is one of the most dangerous and traumatizing forms of traffic accidents. Rollover accidents are also among the deadliest of accidents, leading to a higher likelihood of fatality than nearly any other type of accident.
Whether the rollover crash involved a sedan, a truck, or an SUV, if you or a loved one were hurt, it is important to secure the help of a dedicated and effective New York car accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you and your family are protected, your medical needs provided for and covered, and that the responsible parties are held liable for your injuries. My Bronx-based office, Kohn Law Firm, represents clients who have been the victim of rollover traffic accidents in the Bronx and across New York. I serve all types of clients injured in traffic accidents, including drivers, passengers, bikers, and pedestrians. As your attorney, I will provide you with quality, dedicated representation based on my years of experience with all manner of personal injury cases. I will work to protect your rights and maximize your compensation.
What Causes a Rollover Accident?
Rollover accidents can happen to any vehicle at any time, but there are a few factors that increase the chances of a rollover during an accident or when making some risky driving maneuver. If your rollover accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, the manufacturer of a vehicle, or the party responsible for maintaining safe roads in the area of an accident, your New York car accident attorney can help you or your family recover from the damage and devastation a serious rollover accident can cause.
Vehicle Type. Some types of vehicles are more likely to roll over than others in an impact or as the result of a sharp turn at high speeds. While a low-to-the-ground sedan is more likely to keep its footing, taller vehicles such as SUVs are more likely to flip in an accident. Some design features also decrease or increase the likelihood of a rollover, especially in high-impact accidents or when combined with other risk factors. Auto manufacturers are required to maintain safety standards for their vehicles, and if they are built in such a manner as to increase the chances of a rollover or are inadequately equipped to handle a rollover in such a manner as to reduce the risk of injury, then the manufacturer may be liable.
Speed.One of the biggest contributors to the severity of an accident, and whether a rollover is likely to occur, is the speed of impact. Even taking a sharp turn at high speed can lead to a rollover; when a sudden impact with another vehicle is involved, then high speeds become dangerous and deadly. The majority of rollover crash fatalities occurred while a vehicle was traveling at a speed of 55 mph or higher.
Road and Weather Conditions. Rollovers are more likely to occur when the road is icy or wet, increasing the chances that the driver will lose control of the vehicle and the tires will fail to keep a grip on the road. Poorly maintained roads (potholes, uneven pavement) or other road hazards (errant objects, construction equipment, etc.) can create additional danger of rollover for all drivers. Traveling in heavy rain or fog will also generally increase the likelihood of a serious car crash.
Actions of the Driver. It is difficult to keep a cool head in the midst of a serious car accident, but certain driver behaviors are likely to increase the chances of a rollover. Many rollover accidents happen during normal driving such as making a sharp turn or exiting a freeway. However, poor driving etiquette can up the chances of a catastrophic rollover. Negligent behaviors, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving at excessive speeds, or driving while distracted by a cell phone or radio, increase the likelihood of an accident generally and increase the chances that the driver will make the problem worse during the accident and brake, accelerate, or jerk the wheel in a manner likely to cause the car to flip.
Dedicated Bronx Rollover Car Accident Lawyer Helping New York Car Accident Victims
Arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your rollover car accident injury with me today. Call my Bronx, New York, law office: 718-409-1200. Potential clients can also contact me by email. All of my consultations remain completely confidential.