A rollover accident is when a vehicle tips or flips onto its roof or side. While all car wrecks have the potential to cause serious injuries and damages, rollover accidents – especially those that involve a car rolling multiple times – are different from other types of collisions due to the serious nature of their injuries and their high fatality rates. When you or your loved one suffers harm in a rollover accident in Buffalo, do not hesitate to contact our trusted auto wreck attorneys. At Richmond Vona, LLC our team will work hard to ensure your rights are protected and you get the justice and compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.

What Causes Rollover Crashes?

Rollover crashes can be single or multiple-vehicle events stemming from a variety of factors. One of the most common fact patterns surrounding rollover accident scenarios in Buffalo includes a car hitting an object in the road. This could be a guardrail, a curb, uneven pavement, or anything else that causes it to lose its center of gravity. Another common cause is when a car turns too quickly or sharply at a fast speed. Other examples include:

  • Side impact from another vehicle
  • Driving in unfamiliar areas
  • Inclement weather conditions causing slick roads and a loss of control
  • Lack of driving experience
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Aggressive driving
  • Overloaded cargo
  • Distracted driving

Additionally, some cars are more susceptible to rollover accidents due to their high centers of gravity. These include certain models of pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs. A skilled attorney can carefully examine the details of an incident to determine its cause and who may be at fault.

Tips for Preventing Rollover Wrecks

There are specific actions Buffalo motorists can take to lessen their risk of becoming involved in a rollover collision. Most importantly, follow all applicable traffic laws and regulations, including driving at a safe rate of speed, yielding to the right of way of other vehicles and pedestrians (especially at intersections), and remaining alert and avoiding distractions while driving. Drivers should also take extra precautions in bad weather, exercise caution in areas they are unfamiliar with (especially rural areas), always check their tire pressure (especially before long trips), and avoid overloading their truck or SUV before heading out on the road.

However, even with all these things in mind, there is no way to avoid a wreck completely. This is especially true in multiple-vehicle collisions caused by someone else’s negligence. Other situations where a crash may be unavoidable include when there is an obstacle in the road that a motorist is unable to see until the last second, a lack of signage indicating merging traffic or a sharp turn, an animal on the road, or a defective vehicle. When someone is involved in a rollover crash, a reliable attorney from our firm can determine whether the event was caused by negligence on behalf of another driver, a vehicle manufacturer, a maintenance company, a government entity, or another third party to pursue a civil claim for compensation.

Let Our Buffalo Attorneys Help After a Rollover Accident

Our Buffalo rollover accident attorneys can take several steps to help our clients recover damages. This includes performing a thorough investigation, interviewing all witnesses, drivers, and passengers, pulling black box or event recorder data, sending out accident reconstructionists, and ensuring that there is no question about who is at fault for the accident.

Reach out to Richmond Vona, LLC today to speak with a compassionate member of our team for free to begin reviewing the details of your event.

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