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Who could be liable for personal injury in rollover crashes?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most fatal rollover crashes in Florida and other states are single-vehicle wrecks. While driver negligence might play a primary roll in many rollovers, third parties could be responsible for personal injury or wrongful death that result. Other causes for rollovers could include vehicle malfunctions or defects, road conditions, unsafe work zones or the actions of other drivers, even if they are not involved in collisions.

Safety authorities say that although any vehicle type can be involved in a rollover, taller vehicles with higher centers of gravity are more inclined to roll over easily. Other aspects that might add to the rollover risks include distractions, speeding and impaired driving. Roadways that might pose higher risks are those that are rural, without divisions and barriers, and in most cases, the crashes happen where the posted speed limits are 55 mph or higher.

The NHTSA further states that the majority of rollovers involve no challenging driving maneuvers as many happen on straight roads or in curves. For this reason, many of these wrecks are attributed to driver errors or negligence. However, that does not mean that injured victims of rollover crashes have no recourse for damage recovery.

Answers to questions about liability in rollovers can be obtained from an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. While a lawyer can assist with dealing with insurance providers, he or she can also assess the circumstances to determine any viability by third parties. If grounds for a civil lawsuit exist, the attorney can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the ensuing legal proceedings. A successful claim can lead to recovery of economic and noneconomic damages.

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