Chicago Rollover Accident Lawyer
Rollover car accidents are nothing new — in fact, they grabbed multiple headlines nationwide over the last decade. This was hardly sensationalism on the part of the press, as good science and statistics bear out the very real dangers associated with rollover accidents. It is estimated that over 50,000 people are injured each year in rollover accidents, and 3,000 of those people die as a result of their injuries. Needless to say, it pays to protect yourself from auto accident rollovers before and after the fact.
Rollover: the Causes
What causes rollover accidents? The short answer is physics: When a vehicle moves quickly over its own center of gravity and the wheel base can no longer sustain proper positioning, the car goes into a roll. The difficult part is parsing out what causes this imbalance to happen. Typically in SUVs it is a confluence of factors, which may include any or all of the following: poor design, defective tires, inclement weather conditions and traffic obstacles. SUVs are typically three times more likely than other vehicles to roll because of their high center of gravity, which has led plaintiffs to a number of substantial settlements against the car companies.
But ordinary cars can roll over as well, particularly if they are designed with defective brakes, tires or weight distribution. Rollover auto accidents such as these are among the most deadly on America's roadways, injuring thousands of people each year in grave and irreversible ways: brain injury, neck injury, spinal injury, paralysis, amputation and wrongful death. Because insurance companies famously loathe paying the exorbitant medical fees associated with injuries such as these, it is important to work with an attorney who will fight doggedly on your behalf.
If you have been injured in a rollover accident, we can help. We have been in the business of securing full compensation for our auto accident clients throughout the Chicagoland area for decades, and in that time we have amassed a sterling reputation for good preparation and effective litigation. If you want to speak with an expert Chicago personal injury attorney today, we invite you to contact us at (847) 380-3309 or through the contact form. Remember, we never take a fee unless we win you money.