They are one of the most feared types of car accidents of all and if you’re in Torrance California you may be at risk; rollover car crashes. In fact, according to the Institute for Highway Safety, they account for 35% of highway fatalities. When the vehicle rolls to the side or becomes upside down, passengers are usually ejected from the vehicle, tossed around violently inside the vehicle or be left hanging upside down. Taller vehicles such as SUVs and pickup trucks are especially at risk as their center of gravity is higher than other vehicles. If you’re in Torrance, California or anywhere else and have suffered a rollover accident, call LA Jewish Lawyer now at 855 977 1212 for a Free Consultation.
As with any other type of accident, the best way to deal with it is before it happens. In order to prevent a rollover accident you should keep in mind the different factors that come into play when these accidents occur. Some of these rollover accidents take place when the car trips over an object, such as a curb, or even just uneven pavement. Another common way to rollover a vehicle is to turn too quickly and/or sharply for the speed that it is traveling at. Alternatively, the vehicle may fall into an embankment or perhaps be hit on the side by another vehicle or vehicles. For this reason, it is imperative to watch for the road, do not exceed the vehicles capabilities, and watch for other cars when driving. Finally, out of the 7,600 people that die in rollover accidents a year, about 69% of them are not wearing a seatbelt, so it’s always a great idea to buckle up before hitting the road.
On the other hand, once you are already involved in a rollover car accident, the first thing you must do is to stay calm. If you’ve been injured, moving may cause more damage to your body. Then if you can do so without hurting yourself, turn off the engine. Finally, do not bend over or try to cover your head as airbags may deploy and further injure you.
From the legal standpoint there are several ways to seek compensation for your injury in a rollover car crash scenario. For example, other drivers may negligently have caused you to rollover. Other less obvious entities that may have liability include the city government if the pavement was not well maintained, the vehicle manufacturer, the tire manufacturer, the airbag company, etc. When filing a lawsuit it is crucial that you seek experienced legal representation. Fortunately, LA Jewish Lawyer has put together a network of top personal injury and car accident attorneys that are ready to help compassionately with their clients but aggressive within the legal framework. For a Free consultation with an attorney call 855 977 1212!