Types of Car Accidents
Rollover car accidents occur when a vehicle tips, flips or rolls over on one side. Rollover car accidents are directly related to a car’s stability, which is greatly influenced by vehicle design. A vehicle that has a narrow track width or high center of gravity can be prone to rollovers, especially during quick turns.
Milwaukee Rollover Accidents
Milwaukee rollover accidents can occur on just about any street, and they commonly occur when a driver is speeding or takes a turn too quickly. However, other factors that may contribute to the probability of a rollover accident do include:
Vehicle type. Some vehicles, including SUVs, are more likely to rollover than other types of vehicles. SUVs are particularly susceptible to rollover accidents when they are driven at high speeds or on wet roads.
Road conditions. Hazardous road conditions can increase a vehicle’s likelihood of rolling over. Potholes, uneven pavement and other unsafe conditions can increase the likelihood of a rollover accident.
Speed. Nearly 75% of rollover fatalities happen when a vehicle was traveling at speeds of 55 mph or higher. Obviously, high speeds are particularly dangerous when it comes to rollover accidents.
Driver behavior. Driver distractions (such as changing the radio station, talking a cell phone or texting) can significantly increase the chances of being involved in a rollover car accident.
Defective parts. Defective vehicle parts and products (such as tires and brakes) can be cited as contributing factors for rollover accidents. When this is the case, the injured party may be able to make a claim against the auto manufacturer if the defect occurred during design, manufacturing, handling or shipping of the part, or if the manufacturer failed to warn the consumer of the vehicle hazard.
Get a Free Consultation with a Car Accident Attorney for Your Rollover Accident
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a rollover accident that was not their fault, seek the advice of a qualified legal expert like Karl Gebhard. Milwaukee car accident lawyer Karl Gebhard offers free legal consultations for rollover accidents, and because he works on a contingency basis, he will not accept any fees for his legal services until he successfully wins a case.
For your free consultation, call today at 414-873-6550.