Did Someone Else’s Actions Cause Your Accident?
Hundreds of thousands of rollover crashes occur in the United States every year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). SUVs and raised trucks are about twice as likely to roll over in a crash compared to typical passenger vehicles because of their narrow wheelbase and high centers of gravity. This means that the slightest change of course, particularly at high speeds, can lead to a rollover.
At Robert Sparks Attorneys, our Tampa rollover accident attorneys have spent their careers fighting for the rights of injured victims, and are ready to use the knowledge we’ve gained to help you secure the compensation you deserve. If you were seriously injured in a car crash caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us today to learn more about your legal options and begin planning out your next steps.
What Can Cause A Vehicle To Roll?
According to the NHTSA, rollover crashes are among the deadliest that can occur on the road. According to their reports, an estimated one in three fatal crashes are caused by a rolled vehicle, claiming approximately 10,000 lives every year. Some factors that are known to cause these types of crashes include:
- Driving While Intoxicated: Almost half of all rollover crashes involved a driver who was impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, though in some cases the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was under 0.08 percent, within the legal limit.
- Routine Driving Maneuvers: The NHTSA reports that more than 90 percent of rollover crashes that involved a fatality occurred when the vehicle’s driver performed a basic driving maneuver like making a turn or going in a straight line, leaving authorities to believe that the driver at fault was either speeding or not paying attention to the road when the crash occurred.
- Speeding: An estimated 40 percent of all rollover accidents occurred when the driver of the rolled vehicle was speeding, and nearly 75 percent of these types of crashes happened on roads where the posted speed limit was at least 55 miles per hour.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Our Tampa rollover accident attorneys at Robert Sparks Attorneys know how to secure the results you need. If you or someone you love was injured in this type of collision, contact us today. We do not charge any attorney fees until or unless we secure a recovery on your behalf – no recovery, no fee.
We also provide free initial case evaluations, so fill out our online form or call us today at (813) 606-5050to get started.