Rollover Crashes: Often Caused By Vehicle Design

Rollover accidents have proven to be some of the deadliest types of car accidents we handle. This type of accident is classified as any instance in which a vehicle tips over onto its side or rolls so severely that it comes to rest on its roof. This can occur when a vehicle is impacted from the side or even in the event that a driver loses control of a car, over-corrects and causes his or her own vehicle to tip over.

At McCoy & McCoy, we assist and represent people throughout Connecticut with accident cause investigation, insurance claim filing, managing medical expenses and car repairs, and seeking maximum compensation for injuries, losses and damages.

We can help you and your family effectively pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve whether another driver was at fault in your vehicle rollover or accident or poor road conditions were to blame. Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy — a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned. We are 100 percent committed to personal injury cases, exclusively, and our Hartford-based attorneys are ready to help you today.

Please call our firm at 860-856-9283, or complete a free case evaluation form to begin the legal process the right way.

The Challenges Of Recovering Compensation In Rollover Accident Cases

Vehicles of all types are continually redesigned with the intention of keeping drivers safe, but not all accidents can be prevented with modern technology. As such, larger vehicles like SUVs are often more susceptible to rollovers because of their narrow width and high center of gravity. Quick turns and changes of direction can cause a vehicle to tip and skid, inevitably resulting in a rollover.

If more vehicles were created with roll cages, however, the injuries sustained from these types of crashes could be significantly reduced. A roll cage would decrease the likelihood of the roof collapsing— which is by far the most deadly aspect of rollover accidents. These safety devices, however, are bulky and would cut significantly into the passenger space; due to this, they are often avoided in the design of the vehicle. Although manufacturers are not required to implement this particular feature into the vehicles that they put out onto the market, we believe that the drivers' safety is the number one priority.

The Importance Of Consulting An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Negligent drivers, manufacturers and municipalities may be held responsible for the injuries that resulted from your rollover accident. As such, even if you are unsure of whether or not you have grounds to pursue compensation, it is vital that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to gain a complete understanding of your legal options.

At McCoy & McCoy, we can thoroughly review the facts of your case and advise you on how to proceed, whether it be through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. To begin working toward the justice that you deserve, please call today at 860-856-9283.