Honolulu Rollover Car Accident Lawyer
Rolling over in your vehicle is an utterly terrifying experience that puts you at extreme risk of being seriously injured. Rollover car accidents are among the deadliest traffic accidents on our roads, and they’re more common than most drivers realize.
If another driver’s negligence causes you or a loved one to be injured or killed in a rollover, an experienced Honolulu car accident lawyer at Recovery Law Center is standing by to help.
How Do Rollover Accidents Happen?
Rollover accidents account for about a third of all the fatalities on our roadways, and they’re often caused or escalated by driver negligence like the following:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
Common precipitating events involving other drivers that are closely associated with rollovers include:
- When another motorist causes you to stop extremely short
- When another motorist collides with your vehicle – sending your car up and over a fixed object
- When another motorist collides with your vehicle – smashing you into a fixed object, which sends your car rolling
- When another motorist smashes directly into your vehicle at such speed that the sheer impact sends your car rolling
Even if the at-fault driver doesn’t come into direct contact with your vehicle, they can trip a rollover by cornering you into a driving situation that leaves you with nothing but unsafe choices.
For example, if a vehicle cuts immediately in front of you only to come to an abrupt halt, your best option may be to take the shoulder, and if you hit a tripping mechanism at speed in the process, it can flip your vehicle.
Tripped vs. Untripped Rollover Accidents
Rollovers are often discussed in terms of tripped and un-tripped accidents.
Tripped rollover accidents
Tripped rollover accidents refer to accidents in which the vehicle that rolls over is tripped – or put into motion – by something.
- Being hit forcefully from the side, such as in a T-bone accident
- Being hit forcefully from nearly any direction if there is an obstacle in your vehicle’s path that sends it flying
- Being sideswiped into a curb, guardrail, or anything else at high speeds
While rollovers are often caused by coming into contact with stationary objects at speed, these tripped accidents are frequently precipitated by the negligence of other drivers.
Untripped Rollover Accidents
Untripped rollovers are far less common than the tripped variety, and they refer to accidents that are caused by the laws of physics in relation to the car’s interaction with the road.
- Motorists in relatively tall vehicles can take curves or turns too quickly
- Weather can cause an untripped rollover, as can those who fail to slow down appropriately in response to rain or high winds
Again, even if another vehicle isn’t involved directly in the accident, another motorist, such as an aggressive driver who forces you off the road – can cause you to experience an untripped rollover.
Injuries in Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents often occur at high speeds and involve significant physical force. In addition, the occupants of vehicles that roll over are often tossed around inside the vehicle, slamming into various surfaces multiple times. As a result, rollover crashes can cause life-changing injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs )
- Deep cuts
- Serious burns
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Crush injuries
- Internal injuries, including internal bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash
Beginning Your Rollover Accident Claim
If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence in a rollover accident, two primary components of a successful claim include proving the other driver’s fault and clearly outlining the full extent of the physical, financial, and emotional losses you experience.
The other driver’s fault
Proving the other driver’s fault is a matter of gathering and compiling all the available evidence in support of your claim, including:
- Physical evidence from the accident scene
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photos, videos, and dash cam footage captured at the time of the accident
- The police report
- Accident recreation models that carefully depict the physics involved and the events that led to the rollover accident
- The testimony of expert witnesses
In addition to proving the other driver’s negligence, you’ll need to demonstrate your related losses, which can include all the following categories:
- Damage to your vehicle and its contents
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
You’ll prove the extent of your losses via evidence such as your medical reports and bills, your doctor’s testimony, your accounting of personal losses, the testimony of others, your records of earnings, and beyond.
How a Honolulu Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
At Recovery Law Center, we recognize the long-term impacts of rollover accidents, and our focus is on compassionately advocating for your claim’s optimal outcome. We accomplish this through:
- Helping you successfully navigate the path forward
- Crafting a solid claim that upholds your rights
- Carefully interpreting the available evidence in support of your claim
- Knowledgeably negotiating with the involved insurance company for a just settlement
- Preparing for trial in the event that filing a lawsuit becomes necessary
Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Honolulu Rollover Car Accident Lawyer Today
If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a rollover crash, the Honolulu rollover car accident lawyers at Recovery Law Center are poised to take on the involved insurance company. Let us work on your behalf to pursue compensation that fairly covers your losses in their entirety. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 808-427-3088 today.