According to the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, over 9,000 rollover accidents occurred in North Carolina in 2011. Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents. Trucks, SUVs and vans are prone to rollovers due to their high center of gravity.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident in the Triad area, you may be eligible for legal recourse. It’s important for an accident victim to seek legal consultation from an experienced attorney, as the process of personal injury litigation can be quite complex, and having competent legal counsel can help you obtain the maximum compensation amount that you may be entitled to.
A skilled lawyer can investigate the case and determine if an individual can file a legal claim. Lewis & Keller is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of North Carolina’s auto accident victims.
To find out if you have an eligible case, please fill out the contact form on this page.
Common Injuries In Rollover Crashes
Oftentimes, passengers will sustain serious injuries in a rollover accident, which is largely due to passengers being frequently ejected from their vehicles. Ejections account for 62 percent of all fatalities in rollover crashes and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head trauma is the most frequent type of fatal and non-fatal injury in motor vehicle rollovers.
Some common rollover accident injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Broken Bones
- Brain Damage
- Head Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Sadly, rollover crashes make up about one-fifth of all fatal motor vehicle accidents and unfortunately – based on statistics from the NHTSA – these types of collisions had the highest rate of serious injuries for children up to the ages of zero to seven years old.
How To Avoid Rollover Crashes
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center reports that there were over 200,000 vehicle accidents in 2011. Many of these accidents could have been avoided, if motorists practiced defensive driving. North Carolina residents can reduce their chances of being in a rollover accident if they follow these tips:
- Be cautious on rural roads.
- Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Do not exceed the speed limit.
- Maintain your tires and replace them when necessary.
- Do not drive while overly tired or fatigued.
- Load vehicles properly.
- Do not over steer your vehicle. If your car goes off the roadway, gradually reduce your speed and ease back onto the roadway.
How To Contact Our North Carolina Rollover Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in rollover accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and other losses. Contact Lewis & Keller today to explore your legal options. Our lawyers have the knowledge and resources to handle all types of motor vehicle crashes.
Representing injured individuals in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the Triad area of North Carolina, we also offer free case evaluations to help determine if you have a compensation claim, and our “no fee guarantee” ensures that we don’t charge you unless we win your case.
To get started, simply complete the contact form on this page to have your case reviewed.