15 Jan 6 Facts to Know about Rollover Accidents (Pt. 1)
Rollover accidents can be as devastating to the people in the vehicles that have rolled over as they may be to others on the roads. While rollovers can occur due to any number of different factors and conditions, however, these types of traffic accidents often result from the negligent, careless and/or reckless behaviors of drivers.
To clarify the incidence and impacts of rollover accidents, in this three-part blog series, we will discuss some important facts to know about these types of traffic accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a rollover or any type of motor vehicle accident, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman are ready to help you with your financial recovery. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
The Facts about Rollover Accidents
Fact 1 – Rollover accidents cause more than 1 in every 3 traffic accident fatalities.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that close to 35 percent of all traffic accident deaths that occur each year in the U.S. are the result of rollover accidents. This fact may be especially shocking considering that:
- Less than 2.5 percent of all motor vehicle accidents that take place each year in the U.S. are rollover accidents
- Rollover accidents cause approximately 3.19 million people to sustain fatal injuries annually in the U.S.
Fact 2 – Nearly 85 percent of rollover accidents are single-vehicle accidents.
In contrast to many other types of motor vehicle accidents, like rear-end collisions, for instance, with rollover accidents, the vast majority of these traffic collisions are single-vehicle incidents. In other words, only the vehicle that rolls over is involved in more than 8 out of every 10 rollover accidents that occur in the U.S. each year.
This is an extremely important fact about rollover accidents, as it strongly suggests that the drivers of the vehicles that end up rolling over may make the mistakes or errors that cause these deadly collisions. Some of the driver errors or reckless behaviors that can significantly increase the risk of rollover accidents include (but are by no means limited to):
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving without regard for traffic laws.
We will continue discussing some important facts to know about rollover accidents in the second and third installments of this blog series that will be published soon. We encourage you to check them out!
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman
Have you or someone you love been hurt in a rollover car accident – or in any type of motor vehicle accident? If so, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman are here for you, ready to fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
To learn more about your rights and receive professional advice regarding your case, call us today at (602) 240-5525 to set up a free, no obligations initial consult with our trusted attorneys.
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