Car Accident Attorneys Helping Victims of Hudson Valley Rollover Accidents
When you or someone you love is hurt in a serious rollover crash, you have a right to compensation for your injuries, including money damages for medical expenses, lost income, physical therapy, and emotional trauma. After a rollover crash, it’s important to take action as soon as possible.
What causes rollover crashes?Rollover crashes occur when a vehicle's stability is thrown off, either due to a collision, a sharp turn, or by hitting irregular terrain. When a vehicle is thrown off-balance with sufficient force that the driver is unable to correct the direction, it can hit an object such as a curb, guard rail, or median and be thrown into a roll. Rollover crashes become more likely when precipitation has made roads slippery with snow, ice, or rain. Speed is often a factor, either due to a driver attempting to make a turn at too high a speed, jerking the wheel to avoid a crash while speeding, or when a speeding vehicle cannot avoid a crash and the force of the collision sends the other vehicle into a roll.
Mechanical and design defects can result in rollover crashesWhile driver errors such as speed can contribute to a rollover crash, issues that are completely outside of the control of the driver such as a sudden tire blowout can result in a rollover. In general, Sport Utility Vehicles have a high center of gravity and relatively-narrow wheel base when compared to other vehicles. These factors make SUVs particularly prone to rollover accidents. When vehicle designers or manufacturers fail to test their designs extensively to ensure that the risk of a rollover has been minimized, they may be liable for injuries suffered by those hurt in rollover crashes. Dupee & Monroe's talented product liability lawyers are prepared to file a defective design lawsuit on your behalf when a car or SUV's design causes your injuries.