Rollover Accidents in Vermont
In Vermont, rollover car accidents occur when a car rolls over in a crash one or more times, crushing the passenger space and pushing in on occupants of the vehicle from every direction. Because of the added danger involved in rollover accidents, many victims of these accidents sustain serious injuries or loss of life. Victims of rollover accidents are likely to need the help of a Vermont car accident attorney to rebuild their life following one of these events.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a rollover accident, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss or call (603) 556-4148 today to set up a free initial consultation with our experienced Vermont car accident lawyer.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
Any vehicle can be in a rollover accident, especially at high speeds. However, vehicles that have a high center of gravity, such as SUVs and trucks, have an even greater chance of rolling over. Well over half of all rollover accidents involve SUVs.
Another major factor contributing to the incidence of rollover accidents is speed. High levels of inertia from speeding vehicles provides the significant forward momentum that causes them to flip when turning sharply around a curve or when hit from the side.
Rollover accidents can also occur as the result of design or manufacturing defects on the part of auto makers. These problems can include defective tires or suspension systems, defects in stability design, and the failure of braking systems.
If you have been injured in a rollover accident in Vermont or New Hampshire, please speak with our experienced car accident lawyer to schedule a free consultation today.