Causes of Rollover Crashes

Rollover Crashes

Rollover crashes are some of the most frightening and dangerous accidents that happen on Columbus roads. There are many causes of rollovers, and determining what caused a crash is essential to filing the right insurance claims to seek compensation. 

There are many different types of collisions that happen on the roads and highways around Columbus, and a particularly frightening type of crash is a rollover. When your vehicle flips onto its side or even all the way upside down, it is a dangerous situation that can cause life-changing injuries in many cases.

Many rollovers are the fault of another party, whether it is another driver or a company. People injured by the actions of others deserve to fully recover for all of their losses, which can include medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among others. If you believe someone else caused your rollover accident and injuries, have a committed Columbus car accident attorney evaluate your rights. 

Driving Errors

In some instances, rollovers happen because someone on the road made a negligent error. This might be the driver of the car that rolled over or another vehicle.

The following might lead a car to rollover:

  1. Speeding on turns and curves
  2. Hitting curbs the “trip” the vehicle’s wheel
  3. Overcorrecting or swerving
  4. Running another driver off the road
  5. Improper passing
  6. Cutting off other drivers

If another driver causes you to lose control, which leads to your vehicle rolling over, you can hold that driver liable for your losses. If you are a passenger in a vehicle that rolls because a driver made a mistake, you can seek compensation from the negligent driver for your injuries and losses. 

Defective Vehicles

Some vehicles are more prone to rollovers because of their design. For example, large passenger vans and SUVs have a high center of gravity on a narrow wheelbase, which makes them at higher risk for rollovers. Buses and large commercial trucks are the same way. If a vehicle is designed in a defective manner that makes it unreasonably prone to roll over, the company that designed and sold the vehicle might be responsible for a crash. 

Some rollover accidents are caused by tire blowouts, which might occur because a tire was defective. In this situation, the tire manufacturer is the party that should be liable for the crash and resulting losses. 

Determining what caused your rollover is key to knowing how to properly seek the compensation you deserve as an accident victim. Identifying causes of rollover crashes can be technical, so you want the help of a lawyer who has the resources to do so. Once you know who should be responsible for your crash, your attorney can file the appropriate insurance claims against the negligent individual or company. 

Contact a Columbus Car Accident Attorney for Help

The Jones Firm represents the rights of people who suffer injuries and losses in preventable accidents. We know that the legal process can be complex and stressful, and we believe you should remain focused on your medical treatment and getting back on your feet. Call 614-209-5162 or contact us online for free to learn whether we can help you after a serious accident and injuries. 

Author Bio

Geoff Jones is the CEO and Managing Partner of The Jones Firm, a personal injury law firm in Columbus, Ohio. With years of experience in personal injury law, he has zealously represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, and other cases.

Geoff received his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and is a member of the Columbus Bar Association. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2022-2023.

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