Baltimore Rollover Accident Attorney
Rollover crashes usually result in severe injuries, extensive property damage, and weeks or months away from work to heal. Survivors are prone to long term PTSD, chronic pain, and other lasting issues resulting from rollover collisions. Here at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP, our Baltimore rollover accident attorneys assist innocent victims in such crashes, and aggressively pursue full compensation from the at-fault party who caused the rollover.
Determining Fault in a Rollover Collision
Like all traffic collisions, rollovers are usually caused by driver error (driver negligence). Distraction, aggressive driving, intoxication, or speeding are usually the cause of a rollover collision. Common examples of how rollovers happen include:
- Driver cuts off another driver on the highway, causing the victim to swerve and lose control at a high speed;
- A high-speed side swipe or T-bone collisions flips the victim’s vehicle;
- An aggressive, drowsy, or tailgating driver rear-ends a vehicle, causing that driver to lose control and veer off the roadway onto the soft shoulder of the highway;
- A wrong-way driver, who is possibly drunk or distracted by their cell phone, front-ends another vehicle, causing a rollover, or the victim is forced to swerve off the road, causing a rollover; and
- A large truck merges or changes lanes, pushing the victim’s vehicle off the road, resulting in a rollover.
However the crash occurred, the three typical elements of a rollover include: high speed, an evasive maneuver or reactive maneuver, and a “trip.” The “trip” element is anything that catches the victim’s wheel, such as a soft shoulder, a vehicle, or a curb, that causes the off-balanced vehicle to roll when the sidewall tire deforms, according to Consumer Reports. In order to determine fault, law enforcement crash scene experts will conduct an investigation, using skid marks, eye witness accounts, and other evidence. In some cases, they may find that both parties are at fault, or, they may even blame the wrong party. No matter what the police report says, if the other party caused the crash, we can help prove it.
Rollover Crashes and Traumatic Injuries Go Hand in Hand
While only 2.1 percent of vehicle collisions are rollovers, they account for 35 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This statistic alone shows just how dangerous a rollover is. Rollover crashes often involve the following types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Spinal cord injury;
- Fractured vertebrae;
- Fractured limb;
- Fractured ribs;
- Internal organ damage;
- Internal bleeding;
- Facial injuries and permanent scarring;
- Lacerations and contusions; and
- Fractured hip.
Call Our Baltimore Rollover Accident Attorneys Today
The damages that you can seek in a rollover collision are varied. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, you may be able to recover extensive medical costs, lost wages, lost earning ability, pain and suffering, property damage, emotional distress, and more. To get started on your personal injury claim, our Baltimore rollover collision attorneys at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP are standing by to take your call. Contact us today at 800-248-3352 to schedule a free consultation.