Rollover Car Accident Attorney in Chicago
Are You Eligible to File a Car Accident Claim?
Do you need a car accident lawyer in Chicago, IL? Duncan Law Group is the
place to turn. With an in-depth understanding of all types of car accident
claims and lawsuits, founding attorney
Bob Duncan has the experience needed to help you develop an effective claim.
car accidents are the result inevitable circumstances like bad weather, the vast majority
of rollovers are caused by human error. That's why Attorney Duncan
is dedicated to helping victims of rollover accidents in Chicago collect
the financial compensation that they deserve. Speak with the firm's
car accident lawyer in a
free consult to learn more about your legal rights and options
after a serious accident.
What Causes Rollovers?
Rollover accidents are a common type of traffic collision and can involve
one or more vehicles. Generally speaking, these accidents are directly
connected to a vehicle's performance during turns. This is especially
true when a driver makes sudden, sharp turns. For instance, a driver might
veer off the road to avoid oncoming traffic, causing their unstable car
to tip over. While this could happen to anyone on the road, certain types
of cars have a greater tendency to rollover than others.
The following types of vehicles are often involved in rollovers:
The primary reason these automobiles are likely to flip is because they
are less stable than other vehicles. For the most part, a vehicle's
stability is determined by its height, its center of gravity, and the
space between its right and left tires. Cars that are tall and narrow
have a high center of gravity and are more susceptible to rollovers than
cars that are relatively low and wide.
Additional Factors in Rollover Accidents
According to research, rollover accidents usually involve one car. These
incidents tend to occur on weekend nights and usually involve young, male
drivers. In approximately 75% of reported rollover accidents the driver
was thrown from the vehicle, indicating that he or she failed to use a
seat belt. Additionally, statistics indicate that the majority of rollovers involve
Types of Rollover Accidents
There are two types of rollover accidents. The first type, tripped rollover
accidents, are caused by an external object. For example, a tripped rollover
might occur when a car hits a curb and tips over. The second type, untripped
rollover accidents, occur when a car skids and rolls over without hitting
an object. Most untripped rollover accidents happen during turns when
the vehicle skids, destabilizes, and rolls on account of the "cornering
force" that pulls on the vehicle as it reaches the center of a high-speed turn.
Rollovers and Passenger Safety
Rollover accidents are dangerous. Depending on the structural integrity
of your vehicle, a rollover could crush the roof of your car. Roof-crush
accidents can lead to
catastrophic injuries and even
death, depending on the circumstances surrounding the wreck. To avoid these
dangers, some SUVs are equipped with roll bars and cages. For example,
the Jeep Wrangler is designed for unsteady terrain and is usually manufactured
with a roll bar or protective cage to keep passengers from suffering serious
Unfortunately, protective bars are bulky and impractical for most passenger
vehicles, leaving many cars with little or no protection during a rollover.
After a rollover accident, passengers also face the danger of being trapped
inside the vehicle. If the car catches on fire, the driver and
passengers may suffer serious or fatal
injuries if they are unable to leave the vehicle because it rolled onto its side.
Pursue Compensation with Duncan Law Group
If you suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one in a rollover accident,
you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation through a car accident
lawsuit. Attorney Duncan is passionate about helping his clients obtain
financial compensation for their injuries and noneconomic damages. He
may be able to help you seek restitution for losses caused by a
defective car part, a negligent driver, or a poorly designed road.
If you are searching for a lawyer to handle your rollover accident, you
don't have to look any farther than Duncan Law Group. The firm boasts
legal experience spanning more than a decade and recoveries totaling millions
In Chicago, finding the right personal injury attorney is not easy. With
a top-rated lawyer on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that
your case is in good hands. Get in touch with the firm to learn more about
your rights as a car accident victim. The sooner you request a free consultation,
the sooner we can help you work toward a positive outcome and seek restitution
to account for your suffering.
today to consult with a Chicago car accident attorney.