Rollover accidents can happen in any type of car or truck, but are most common in sport utility vehicles. According to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 33% of deaths resulting from car accidents are caused by rollover accidents, and 61% of fatalities resulting from rollover accidents happened in an accident involving an SUV. When you are involved in an accident, it is imperative that evidence be preserved immediately so that your case can be accurately evaluated. The Pfeifer Law Firm is an experienced catastrophic injury law firm. When you hire the Pfeifer Law Firm, you are hiring a dedicated attorney with attention to detail and a promise to work for you until you recover a fair and just settlement for your injuries. Having an experienced car accident attorney by your side will maximize the value of your case. Call us today or contact us online for a free consultation. Weekend and evening appointments are available upon request.
Rollover accidents are often an extremely dangerous type of accident, causing severe injuries or even death. Most SUVs are more prone to rollover accidents due to the higher center of gravity because of the increased height and weight of the vehicle. A higher center of gravity makes the SUV top heavy and more likely to roll over when the wheels strike a curb or when the vehicle crashes into another car. Swerving to miss another vehicle may also cause the vehicle to tip and roll over, resulting in a potentially serious or deadly crash.
Because of the many factors in such accidents, the victims need the help of an experienced accident attorney. With multiple parties involved in a crash including insurance companies, car manufacturers, and drivers of other vehicles, it is important to have an attorney who knows how to handle such cases. We can help you get the best results and make sure you get the maximum compensation from the parties responsible to pay for damages and medical expenses. You can find an experienced roll-over accident attorney by calling the Pfeifer Law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. You will speak directly with an attorney for a free initial consultation. Call us today at 501-374-4440 or live chat with our office online.
Because of the differences in the size and structure of SUVs, an SUV accident can cause different types of injuries than typical car crashes do. When a vehicle rolls, there is a much greater chance of head, neck, and spine injury to the passengers. The roof of a car that rolls over is more likely to collapse, be dented, or crushed, which exposes the passengers’ heads and necks more than an accident in which the car remains upright. Many serious injuries have happened as a result, including broken bones, head injury resulting in brain damage, and spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis or other nerve damage. Also, when a car rolls over, passengers and objects in the vehicle can be thrown from their seats and come into contact with other parts of the car like the windshield or dashboard, which causes injury to the head and neck as well. This is especially true if the passengers or driver are not wearing seatbelts, in which case they may even be thrown from the vehicle. Head and neck injuries are very serious and could result in lifelong problems to the victims.
Another common problem that causes many accidents and injuries is tire blowouts. Faulty tires that have some abnormality due to defective manufacturing, or which are improperly installed, or are over- or under-inflated are prone to pop when placed under stress. Such stress can be caused by road conditions, driving at too high of speeds, collisions with other cars or objects on the road, or making sudden sharp turns. When the tires on a vehicle explode it is very likely to cause an accident, and can make an accident more serious than it would have been had the tires remained intact after the impact. It can be difficult to determine which factors may have contributed to the tires being faulty, which is why it is important to have an experienced accident attorney review your particular incident to see if any part of the accident was due to manufacturing errors in the car or tires that made them unsafe for use. Companies and manufacturers of tires can be held liable if their defective product was the cause of an accident, and they can be held responsible for paying damages to the injured parties to cover medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Call the Pfeifer Law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas at 501-374-4440 for a free, no-pressure consultation with an attorney or contact us online for a free live chat. There are time limits for filing a lawsuit and recovering any monetary damages that you may be entitled, so call an experienced Arkansas attorney today to discuss your rights.