Atlanta Rollover Accident Lawyer
Rollovers are terrifying, and usually lead to extremely serious injuries, or death. They are almost always caused like any other collision—driver error. This can be in the form of distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving, intoxication, or falling asleep at the wheel. We can help you prove that the other party’s negligence caused the crash, and ensure that they are financially liable for your damages. The Atlanta rollover accident lawyer at Sawyer Injury Law is here to help you in your time of need.
The Physics Behind a Rollover
The three key elements of a rollover include: speed, an erratic swerve/emergency maneuver, and a “trip.”
Speed is a factor in virtually every collision. Whether a driver is going over the speed limit or not, high speed is present in most collisions simply because vehicles travel fast. It may not seem like it, but 35 miles per hour is plenty fast enough for a vehicle to rollover. And, the faster the vehicle is moving, the easier it becomes for the vehicle to flip when a swerve and trip are added to the mix.
The next element of a rollover is a swerve, or a sharp turn—this can be caused during a quick lane change or emergency swerving maneuver, from overcorrecting, or from being hit by another vehicle, for example.
Once the vehicle is set off balance and its direction is suddenly changed, the final element to a rollover is the “trip.” A trip is simply a term used to describe something that catches the vehicle’s wheels as it is already off balance, deforming the sidewall of the tire.
95 percent of rollovers involve a trip, according to Consumer Reports, such as the soft shoulder of the road, a curb, pothole, or guardrail.
Other Factors That Increase the Likelihood of a Rollover
Any vehicle can rollover in a crash. However, the following factors increase the likelihood that the vehicle will rollover in a collisions, according to the Miami Herald:
- Tall height of the vehicle;
- Narrow wheel base relative to the size of the vehicle;
- Extra weight up high, pushing the center of gravity upwards;
- Towing a trailer;
- Poor suspension system; and
- Narrow track.
Holding the At-Fault Driver Responsible For Your Rollover Injuries
No matter what type of vehicle you were driving at the time of the crash, the at-fault party should be held accountable. If you were cut off, T-boned, are side-swiped on the highway or a surface street, an attorney can help you hold them responsible for your property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact an Atlanta Rollover Collision Attorney Today
The physical and emotional recovery process following a rollover is usually complicated and time-intensive. So too is the legal process of filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. You need to work with an attorney who you trust, and who can handle every aspect of the claim. To discuss your options for compensation, contact us today at Sawyer Injury Law to schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta rollover accident attorney.