Aggressive Representation for Rollover Accident Victims in Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
A variety of factors can cause a rollover accident, but most often this type of accident occurs when a driver loses control of the vehicle and the vehicle ultimately rolls over. Oftentimes, rollover accidents are a result of a flaw in the design of the vehicle and/or tires, or caused by the actions of another driver. If you have been in a rollover accident and experienced injuries, you are probably entitled to compensation to help ease your pain, suffering and medical bills.
An experienced rollover accident personal injury attorney can accurately assess the details of your situation and estimate the likely outcome of your case. The law firm of Kenneth J. Annis & Associates puts its 40 years of experience to work for you to ensure you are receiving the most optimal outcome. Over the years we have developed extensive and valuable relationships with roadway and traffic experts and other accident professionals. This collaboration helps us ensure your case is analyzed properly so we can deliver the most effective case possible in your favor.
Contributing Factors to Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents can occur under a variety of circumstances. Some factors that often lead to rollover accidents include:
- Vehicles that are unstable or top–heavy vehicles can be prone to rollover accidents. These tall vehicles, such as SUVs, trucks, buses, and vans have a high center of gravity and are more likely to be involved in rollovers than small more compact cars.
- Sudden jerk of the steering wheel and hitting a “trip” can greatly increase the likelihood of a rollover accident. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, tripping causes 95% of all rollover accidents. When a driver has to suddenly jerk the wheel and hits a “trip” (such as an embankment, guardrail or wall) causing the vehicle to rollover, this is considered a “tripped” rollover. This type of accident usually occurs when a car is traveling at a high speed and one side of the car bluntly hits another object, ultimately sending it airborne or causing it to roll over.
- Being involved in an accident with another vehicle increases the likelihood that a rollover may occur. Statistically large portions of rollover accidents that occur involve multiple vehicles.
- Distracted driving or speeding are common factors when it comes to many automobile accidents, including rollovers. Distracted driving increases likelihood of accidents considering the driver is focused on other things and has little or no time to react cautiously and carefully. Speeding also creates the same sort of result when attempting to make quick and necessary driving decisions, often leading to rollovers.
- Inclement weather such as snow, ice, and precipitation can increase the likelihood of a rollover accident. Bad weather conditions create a stronger likelihood of car accidents. Weather conditions can cause slippery roads, which in turn usually create abnormal, or over corrective driving behavior which lead to inducing rollover situations.
- A low rollover rating system can increase the likelihood that your vehicle is prone to rollover accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, introduced a rollover rating system in 2001 that reports rollover safety in a five star system. Five stars equal a rollover risk of less than 10%, while one star indicates a 40% or greater rollover risk. It is important to analyze the five star rollover rating system when purchasing your vehicle.
Experienced Rollover Accident Attorney Kenneth J. Annis
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a rollover accident, you should consult with an experienced attorney sooner rather than later. The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Rollover Accident Attorneys at Kenneth J. Annis & Associates will help you recover from rollover accidents and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical treatment, long and short term care, time off from work and pain and suffering. Our goal is to represent you aggressively during this difficult time, and we will work with and for you to develop the strongest case possible using facts, science and the law. Call our experienced team at (202) 785-2244 and set up a free consultation so we can better explain how we may be able to help you and your family protect your rights.