There are several different types of collisions and crashes that occur that involve motor vehicles. While most people think of these crashes as collisions between two vehicles, one of the most dangerous types of crashes that can occur is the rollover accident. These rollover accidents leave many people seriously injured or worse, and if you or someone you love has been injured in this manner you need to seek the help of experienced Sacramento rollover accident lawyers.
Below you’ll find information regarding statistics that relate to rollover crashes in the United States. You’ll also find information regarding the dangers that can arise when a vehicle rolls over as well as examples of models of vehicles that are prone to these types of crashes. Finally, you’ll find information regarding how you can obtain the help of Sacramento rollover accident lawyers if you or someone you love has been harmed in this manner.
While there is some room for interpretation regarding what should be recorded as a rollover accident, what is known is that according to the federal government, approximately 10,000 people in the United States are killed every year because of these crashes. In addition, studies have shown that people are more than one-third more likely to suffer a serious injury in a rollover crash than in any other type of a collision.
When a rollover crash occurs, it can give rise to all sorts of dangers that are not present with any other type of crash. Specifically, these dangers can involve an increased risk of being ejected from the vehicle even if someone is wearing a seatbelt, the danger of the roof collapsing in on the passengers of the vehicle and the danger of being caught in a fire and being unable to escape if the vehicle is engulfed in flames.
As most people realize, there is one model of vehicle that’s more likely than others to be involved in a rollover crash, and that’s the SUV. SUV’s have been notorious for these crashes because they are large, top-heavy and have narrow wheel bases that make it more likely than not to have them roll over during a crash or when sudden, evasive measures need to be taken.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash of this type, you face a difficult challenge in holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable. Rather than attempting to handle this process by yourself, seek the help of Sacramento rollover accident lawyers who have been fighting successfully on behalf of injured clients for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.