Personal Injury And Rollover Accidents
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents are the most harmful type of auto accident. Rollover accidents lead to a higher mortality rate than most other types of motor vehicle accidents and account for up to 33% of all motor vehicle accident fatalities.
Rollover accident injuries can be caused by:
Driver Negligence – High-speed collisions account for 5% of all rollover accidents; these are also known as “non-tripped” rollover accidents. Suppose another driver’s negligent driving resulted in a collision with your vehicle and caused the subsequent rollover accident. In that case, this individual may be prosecuted for his or her role in your motor vehicle accident.
Poor Highway & Roadside Maintenance – 95% of rollover accidents are caused by “tripping” when the tires of a vehicle leave the pavement and hit soft soil, ditches, guardrails, or other roadside barriers that cause the car to roll onto its side or roof. If a roadway has surface inconsistencies, if guardrails are broken, rusted, or neglected, or if other roadside maintenance could have prevented your accident or injuries, you may be entitled to retribution from property owners, including the local government.
Faulty Car Mechanics – Tire blowouts, engine failure, brake malfunction, and other vehicular product defects can lead to a rollover accident. But rollover injuries or fatalities may be prevented by the safety mechanisms built into an automobile, such as airbags and seatbelts. If you believe that your injuries could have been lessened or prevented by a properly working auto part or safety device, the automobile manufacturer may be held responsible.
If you have been in an accident and have pain, even if it is minor, consult with a doctor who has experience treating accident injuries. Our professional staff has over 20 years of experience in managing Personal Injury cases in the Miami Lakes area.
Author: Dr. Gary Robertson is a 1989 Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate. He has over 20 years of experience treating patients with accident injuries and has post-graduate training in Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, Spinal Biomechanics, and Spinal Rehabilitation. Dr. Robertson serves as the President of the Dade County Chiropractic Society.