Katy Rollover Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a rollover accident, our Katy rollover accident attorneys at The West Law Office can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible. The only thing worse than being seriously injured in a rollover collision is being hurt and then being stuck with medical expenses, a wrecked car, an inability to work due to temporary disability, and other damages. We can help you sue the negligent party’s insurance company so that you are not financially ruined on top of it all.
How Rollover Accidents Happen
Almost all rollovers have the same two elements—high speed and a “trip.” A trip is an object that causes the tire to deform as it rolls over it, or otherwise causes the vehicle to topple over when it otherwise would not if the surface of the road was even. Examples of a trip include guardrails, sidewalk curbs, the soft shoulder of a road, a sharp incline off the side of the road, potholes, and other vehicles. Rollovers can also occur without a trip, but usually only in top-heavy vehicles such as trucks, passenger vans and tall SUVs. Factors that can increase the chance of a rollover collision include the following:
- High speed;
- Tire blowouts;
- Colliding with another vehicle at high speed;
- Top heavy vehicles;
- High ground clearance;
- Overloaded vehicles;
- Trailers; and
- Mechanical failures such as defective brakes.
Common Types of Collisions That Cause Rollover Accidents
Rollovers are usually caused like any other collision—human error. Drivers who engage in speeding, road rage, tailgating, rapid lane changes, texting while driving, drunk driving, and drowsy driving are the usual suspects when it comes to serious rollover crashes. Below are a few examples of crash scenarios and perpetrators:
- Highway onramp collisions;
- Sideswipe collisions during lane changes;
- Merging trucks or trucks that change lanes unexpectedly;
- Intoxicated driver collisions;
- Reckless speeders; and
- Highway pileups.
Common Injuries in Rollover Accidents
Rollovers are the most dangerous type of collision, and easily the most traumatizing. Few people escape rollovers without physical and psychological injuries. While rollovers make up a very small portion of traffic collisions, they account for 30 percent of passenger vehicle fatalities. Serious injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Fractured arm or leg;
- Facial lacerations;
- Soft tissue injuries to the knee, back, and shoulder;
- Scarring and disfigurement; and
- Fractured ribs.
Damages in a Katy Rollover Accident
As the victim of a rollover collision, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for the following damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Property damage;
- Lost wages; and
- Lost earning capacity.
Contact a Rollover Accident Attorney Today
Rollover collisions are probably the most terrifying type of automobile crash imaginable. If you are the survivor of such a collision, you deserve to be compensated by the at-fault party. We encourage you to work with an experienced attorney so that your compensation is fair. Call the Katy rollover accident attorneys at The West Law Office today at 283-347-3247 to schedule a free consultation.